Cliff Shelf Nature Trail

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Cliff Shelf Nature Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Interior, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October.

0.5 miles 72 feet Loop

kid friendly




wild flowers

7 months ago

Very easy walk, kids were little when we did it, good for young ones

2 years ago

Great trail; pretty easy hiking on a boardwalk. Some stairs, but great views of the valley in the Badlands. Beautiful walking through the trees and undergrowth. I ended up hiking this one after a spill I took on the Notch trail, so it was slow going for me, but there are benches along the way where you can rest.

2 years ago

It was a great starter trail after a 900 mile drive. It is an easy trail that is well-maintained and accessible to people with mobility issues. It's wonderful that the National Park Service has made the parks available to more people.