Coal Vein Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Coal Vein Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairfield, North Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
16 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Theodore Roosevelt National Park By Mail Box 7 Medora, ND 58645-0007 By Phone South Unit Information 701 623-4466 North Unit Information 701 842-2333 By Fax 701-623-4840 Street Address 315 2nd Ave Medora, ND 58645

hiking
7 days ago

This one is pretty straight forward. Not a long trail, but it provides some good views of this portion of the Badlands. You can definitely see the coal layer of the Badlands along this trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Good short hike! Trail was super easy to follow. Definitely worth your time.

hiking
27 days ago

Wish the trail was longer, we had the chance to be 5 feet from a bison which was pretty awesome.

hiking
8 months ago

Due to past washout, the trail was hard to follow. With so many other spectacular trails in the park, this one isn't as impressive. I did spot a mule deer at close proximity along this trail.

hiking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Good short hike. For geology buffs - amazing!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Currently closed due to a washout. The ranger said it would be closed for a while since it was a pretty major washout

hiking
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

This trail is off the Scenic Loop Drive in the south unit of the Teddy Roosevelt National Park. There is one place where the trail is really steep, and we had to be careful not to slip and fall. The rest was easy and nearly level.

hiking
2 days ago

9 days ago

hiking
11 months ago

Sunday, May 15, 2016