Lone Tree Spring Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Medora, North Dakota that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length9.6 miElevation gain636 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingViewsNo dogs
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Tom Fazio
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Hiking

Absolutely gorgeous hike. Crossing of Little Missouri was no problem but very cold (water shoes help with the rocks). Had wind, cold, snow, and then sun. Along the saw prairie dogs, pronghorn antelope, bison, and mule deer. Totally awesome experience.

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Matt Schuhriemen
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Hiking

great trail! very well marked. just watch for bison. the river at the begining was very manageable, bring water shoes as the rocks are jagged.

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Eric Marr
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HikingBugs

Awesome trail. So much varied terrain!! However, there are a TON of ticks. Make sure to wear pants.

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Ruth Hursman
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Hiking

I love this trail! It is a great way to really see the Bad Lands. It takes you through valleys as well as up to the top of buttes. You walk through noisy prairie dogs and are almost guaranteed to encounter buffalo. There are numerous water crossings which are easily stepped across or knee deep. But one of the crossings was about 4-5 feet deep as we sank into the extremely muddy bottom. (Not pleasant but exhilarating for the more adventurous). Word of advice - don’t cross where the buffalo cross, try a different spot along the creek as typically this is not this unmanageable to cross.

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Gregory Opstedahl
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Noah Diem
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Samantha Anderson
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Hiking

It was a nice long peaceful hike! The small river crossing in the beginning was a little surprising! The water went up to my knees and the rocks were rough, I would have brought water shoes if I had known! Saw tons of prairie dogs! Ran into a few bison! On the way back there was a whole herd of them right on the trail path! It was very intimidating, I had to walk off the path and around a little! Scary and cool at the same time! Actually every time I came to a water crossing I was a tad bit scared, maybe because I was alone! Part of the hike was “Lone Tree Trail”, but I couldn’t figure out why “lone tree” I looked everywhere for a lonely tree lol! Follow the markings, they are where they are for a reason! Bison roam everywhere, making their own trails, so it can be easy to stray! I did enjoy the hike!

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Caroline Williams
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Definitely an adventure with some areas through high grass and jumping small rivers but worth it to see every type of topography the park has to offer. Saw bison bones on the hike but limited animal life in August

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Waverly Long
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Carrie Oates
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Jordan Dietrich
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Dan Knowles
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Maria Jensen
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Jodee Heim
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Jodee Heim
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