Cottonwood Nature Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews

Cottonwood Nature Trail is a 1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Carpio, North Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.0 miles Elevation Gain: 187 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching


wild flowers


over grown

Loop is a little more than a mile, with the option of cutting it short to walk down an access road back to the parking area.

over grown
4 months ago

We hiked part of this trail on 20 July 2019. Don't be fooled by the groomed start of the trail, it ends after about 20-30 yards. The trail was not strenuous and has some nice over looks but you should to be prepared for an overgrown trail and ticks galore. The second half of the trail after you cross the "road" was hard to follow, especially when you get into the trees. Can be a fun adventure if you're ready for it.

Fri Aug 03 2018