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Ice Cave Loop is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairfield, North Dakota that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 170 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Views Rocky No shade
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Note: hikers have reported that you may find some no trespassing signs at this trailhead. However, this trail can also be accessed from the Magpie Campground. This trail and other trails in this area are managed by the Maah Daah Hey Trail Association (http://mdhta.com | 701.225.5796). You can contact them for more information on closures.

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eric koffler
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Walking

Awesome little afternoon adventure. The ice caves are pretty cool and taking a flashlight to explore the bigger one is a good idea. The caves are very small and there are 5 or 6 of them hidden around the area. The small forsted area near the ice caves is probably the most scenic part. There are also some cool rocky areas that you can play around in and form a natural tunnel you can crawl through. Great place for begging hikers. Do not use Google maps as it will take you to a farmhouse with some extremely u pleasant farmers who will cuss you out and scream. Overall a perfect afternoon hike for all ages.

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sarah bailey
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WalkingBugsNo shade

For north dakota it was a beautiful trail!! my kids handled it really well only 4 & 1 yo. directions took us right to the trailhead, it is a LONG walk with alot of sun exposure so pack extra water and hats! Love how its a ways out, super private!

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Chelsey Peterson
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BugsPrivate propertyWashed out

We tried to get to the trailhead two ways. One we couldn’t even get through with a pickup and had to turn around. The other was posted “no trespassing, no trail access” from the land owner. The info on the posted sign was Joe Vessy 863-6779

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Cheyenne Leingang
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Hiking

Never made it to the trail. The road for access to the trail head was marked "no trespassing, no access to trail" so we turned around. The directions given by All Trails are not correct as we aren't allowed to drive on the road they give us.

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Sue Grass
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HikingWashed out

As we drove along Scrait Woman Road we had to turn around. There are very deep and long ruts in several spots. I have an Outback and turned around 3 miles before we hit the trail head. Please use caution especially if you are driving a car with low ground clearance.

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Cory Halverson
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HikingBugs

We hiked in from the magpie Campground which made the hike way longer but it was a great view the whole way. Bugs were absolutely horrible. Horse flys everywhere except at the caves.

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James Mattson
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Hiking
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Very easy trail if you follow the wood posts and go straight to the ice caves. The aspen loop was pretty and there are many examples of geological formations to observe.

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Dallas Zastoupil
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Hiking
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Diedre Sickler
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Hiking
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Molly Warnke
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Hiking
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Cassandra Kirkpatrick
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Matt Hammontree
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James Greff
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Matt Hammontree
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