Notch Trail

EASY 65 reviews
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Notch Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Interior, South Dakota that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

1 day ago

Great little Badlands "sampler." If you only have time for one hike, I recommend this one. Experience the different types of rock that make up the Badlands along the way, then enjoy a beautiful view at the end. Shaded in the evening.

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1 day ago

Great views! Don't need the ladder going up but used it going down... luckily right before it started raining and pouring on us.

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10 days ago

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11 days ago

Was a great hike! Easily one of the best in the park. It was a fun and moderately challenging hike. The ladder adds a sense of adventure, but still feels very safe. Saw a heard of bighorns just off the trail. Very cool! Some tricky footing in parts, but with appropriate footwear it's not too bad. There are two overlooks at the end, both with gorgeous views of the Badlands. Definitely worth it. As you come up over the ridge as the landscape opens up before you, it commands attention and awe. Couldn't help but sit there for a while just to take it in.

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11 days ago

13 days ago

Loved this trail. Some parts are tricky and the ladder is a bit scary but so worth it!!!

16 days ago

17 days ago

Fun and only difficult in parts. The ladder was fun for my 6 year old.

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1 month ago

Nice easy trail. Kids 8 and 10 did with no difficulty. We did early morning, so not too hot.

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1 month ago

Love it. It was a great hike!!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike with kids (8 year old twin boys) they likes the ladder and the rocks to climb on. Nice view of the valley from the end of the trail. There are markers along the trail as well that help keep you on track.

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1 month ago