Upper Talkinton Loop Trail is a 16.1 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Medora, North Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers 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 September.

Distance: 16.1 km Elevation Gain: 253 m Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

over grown

off trail

no dogs

hiking
bridge out
flooded
icy
muddy
off trail
over grown
scramble
washed out
5 months ago

Pretty rough trail with all the melt off. A lot of awesome sights but for sure being a hiking pole for the slippery mud covered ascents and descents.

hiking
blowdown
off trail
over grown
scramble
washed out
8 months ago

Scenery: stunning. Trail: avoid. The first third of the trail is amazing. Then the trail becomes difficult to follow because most people don’t like beyond the first 2-3 miles. After the halfway point, there are no trail markers or a discernible trail. The last third of the hike takes you through sinkholes and crevasses. Unless you enjoy clawing your way out of boggy ravines, skip this trail or turn around at mile 3.

hiking
10 months ago

I hiked the Upper Talkington Trail to the park boundary, walked up the faint rim trail for about a mile to a good viewpoint, then back to trailhead. Excellent national park hike. Did not see any bison or people but did see lots of prairie dogs. Trail is easy to follow. You can usually see the next trail marker from each marker.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Mon May 20 2019