Painted Canyon Trail

MODERATE 22 reviews

Painted Canyon Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Belfield, North Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 442 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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nature trips

wildlife

no shade

This trail starts at the Painted Canyon Visitor Center of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The visitor center is open seasonally from May through October, but the hike can be done year round.

hiking
6 months ago

The canyon views are nice, but once in the valley your views are limited. Trail was not maintained very well, though easy to follow. It was unnerving walking on a trail depressed 18-24” below ground level with vegetation right up to the edge. We ran across one rattlesnake in the vegetation along the trail edge. Luckily the trail wasn’t depressed and we easily put some distance between it and us. My recommendation it to do the Nature Hike on the bluff.

hiking
6 months ago

After rain, it is really muddy and slippery. We can’t finish it.

running
6 months ago

Trail was well marked. Not long, but gets you right out there into the canyon! Noticed Bison in the distance on hills. Many wild horse tracks, but didn’t come across one. Confronted a rattle snake on the way back. Trail was not too technical. You meet a marker at a fork in the trail when it’s done.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike but very tiring. There's not much shade so be sure to bring lots of water.

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4 months ago

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