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The Door Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily 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, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

hiking
off trail
rocky
2 days ago

Pretty easy hike, you get on rough terrain once your off the board walk. Not too bad, just watch your step because you could easily twist an ankle. It is a great way to get out to the end and look back at the wall of rock, definitely worth it!

hiking
rocky
9 days ago

Completed on 5/15/2020 Very easy trail; all boardwalk. Great lookout at the end. If you get off the boardwalk, there are markers to go beyond for an amazing view of the valley. Highly recommend doing this for a sunrise hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Love this it’s like walking in the Badlands obstructed.

hiking
2 months ago

This trail gives you the classic views of the Badlands layers. It’s a must do. To get to the best views, you need to continue the trail from the accessible path. It’s only about 800 m further and easy to navigate.

hiking
3 months ago

Great way to see a cross cut of the formations here. Also ADA accessible for portions of the trail.

hiking
6 months ago

great short walk but interesting views

hiking
6 months ago

Great little short trail with spectacular views at the end. We visited in Oct. right after a winter storm but had little difficulty accessing this trail. Also we encountered some people but it was not overly crowded.

hiking
7 months ago

Very easy and beautiful hike. All flat so that makes it a breeze to navigate through

hiking
7 months ago

Fun little trail. Our kids aged 11, nine, and seven loved it was had some patchy areas of snow but a few occasional snowball fight always makes the trail better. Super short but easy and fun.

hiking
7 months ago

Breathtaking views at the end. For as short and easy as this is, it’s a perfect “bang for your buck” hike!”

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

Awesome spot to walk around. Plenty of room to explore and get the full feel of the Badlands. Make sure to take a hat and some water, even for the short distance of this hike, as the sun can do a number on you.

hiking
8 months ago

Wonderful trail experience if you do the 0.5 mi extension beyond the boardwalk , what it’s really like to walk across the badlands.

hiking
no shade
8 months ago

Take the geology your to get a better appreciation for what you are looking. Short hike with beautiful views.

hiking
8 months ago

Should be rated easy.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views in all directions and a fun hike.

hiking
no shade
rocky
8 months ago

recorded Notch Trail

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

I would give it a 5 if it were not for the heavy traffics the first 2-tenths of a mile.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views! Fun for my son to follow the 11 markers to the end of the trail, climbing and practicing his parkour. Different views than Notch trail, so do both! It gets hot, go early am to avoid crowds and beat the heat.

hiking
8 months ago

So fun finding the markers along the way. No rails along the trail so watch little ones. But cool scenery. We went as the sun was setting so the shadows were amazing.

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty cool to hike on the Badlands- follow the numbered posts!

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful quick little trail. Be sure to keep a close eye in you kids if you bring them along, but the trail is gorgeous.

hiking
9 months ago

Does not take more than a half an hour. Pretty easy walk with negligible elevation gain in either direction.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice short and scenic, family friendly, hike

hiking
9 months ago

Nice hike although you must pass the boardwalk. We did this trail at 17:00 h and the colors were beautifull especcially at the end of the trail

hiking
9 months ago

This hike is cool, but the documentation is really misleading. This is a short hike on a paved sidewalk for a very short distance, but at the end of the pavement, there's a much longer trail identified by sparse markers. We would have loved to do the longer hike, but none of the information we found told us to be prepared for a long hike! We got to the end and were disappointed that we hadn't brought water or allotted enough time to do the rest. Even the placard at the trail entrance focused on the paved part.

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