Fossil Exhibit Trail

EASY 28 reviews
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Fossil Exhibit Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no shade

no dogs

ok for kids

hiking
26 days ago

A short trail on a boardwalk that gives you the opportunity to look at fossil replicas and learn about them. Very informative on the formation of the park and information about the layering and time periods. Worth the time if you enjoy learning about the landscape and geology of an area.

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy trail. Great replicas of fossils found in this national park and it's history reading.

8 months ago

Great information and reference about the rock layers and fossils. Short but very informative

walking
8 months ago

If you went to the Visitors Center you can skip this.

walking
9 months ago

This loop shows bronze replicas of fossils found in the Badlands. This was a good exhibit.

walking
9 months ago

Boardwalk walk with dinosaur facts.

hiking
10 months ago

good for an educational walk; you learn a lot. it's wheelchair accessible and pretty short.

11 months ago

This is a board wAlked trail, no idea why it's labeled moderate on here. Very easy. BUT tons of opportunities to off trail explore. Saw some great wildlife.

hiking
Thursday, August 18, 2016

This trail is okay, especially if you like fossils and the history of the park. A couple of other trails are much better to explore if you are short on time.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

easy simple walk, great for little kids, otherwise kinda boring

hiking
Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Sorry to say but I didn't think it was worth stopping. It was interesting to read about the history of the park when it comes to the fossils they have found there but as far as a hike goes it is lame

walking
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A short, yet interesting trail in Badlands NP. The trail is a constructed boardwalk with exhibits along the way.

hiking
Saturday, October 06, 2012

Did this short trail with my girls when they were young.We had fun looking at the fossils along the trail. The Bad Lands are a great place to hike , just watch out for rattlesnakes.

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

This is a wooden plat form trail that the national park has set up. About every 50 feet there is an exhibit box set up with a fossil and description of it. Very easy, handicap accessible. The surrounding badlands makes this trail a good opportunity to learn something new.

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Monday, July 25, 2016