Ridgeline Nature Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfield, North Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 111 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

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no dogs

This trail offers gorgeous views of the Painted Canyon.

Sat May 11 2019

Road is closed to trail

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Tue Sep 25 2018

Great views

Mon Sep 03 2018

Very good nature trail, the guide at the start of the trail was very informative and I learned a lot. Also had spectacular views

Mon Aug 20 2018

Bison tracks on the trail at multiple locations. Beautiful views. Once at the top, continue on with the trail (not part of the official loop) for another, more stark ending and greater exposures. only ads an extra 5-10 minutes.

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Mon Aug 13 2018

Great nature trail with nice views.

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Fri Aug 10 2018

Seemed harder than it was because of the heat, but this trail has beautiful views.

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Tue Jun 12 2018

We really enjoyed this hike. Plenty of stairs but they lead to great views of the badlands. Not a long hike. Buffalo tracks on the trail after you clear the stairs so be prepared for wildlife on this one. We enjoyed all our hikes in Teddy Roosevelt NP. I hope the pictures posted will help you with your trail planning!

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Thu May 24 2018

Amazing views, paste your self on the trail unless you love stairs. Overall it kicked me and girlfriend butts and was definitely a good hike.

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Mon May 30 2016

Great views. Not difficult, do not be discouraged.

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Thu Apr 21 2016

The trail was kid friendly, and had some awesome views of the painted canyon.

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Tue Sep 08 2015

An easy trail and well worth the time to stop along the scenic drive. Beautiful views.

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Mon Aug 31 2015

A steep climb at the beginning but not that bad. For you reward you get a nice view of the surrounding area.

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Mon Jun 15 2015

Very windy, but great view.

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Thu Nov 14 2013