Best bird watching trails in North Dakota

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in North Dakota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in North Dakota
Top trails (25)
#1 - White Butte North Dakota's Highpoint Trail
Bowman, North Dakota
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Length: 3.4 mi • Est. 1 h 21 m
Note: From the parking area, follow a cattle fence for the next mile toward White Butte - which you should be able to clearly see off in the distance. For those state peak baggers out there... here's a short fun one! An extremely easy highpoint to nab, although getting there can be somewhat of a challenge. Don't forget to leave a donation in the mailbox! (see below)Show more
#2 - Harmon Lake Trail
Mandan, North Dakota
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
#3 - Coal Vein Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
#4 - Sperati Point via Achenbach Trail
Watford City, North Dakota
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
#5 - The Big Plateau Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 41 m
#6 - Buckhorn Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 38 m
Trail is an 11.4 mile loop located in the North Unit of the park. Trail is used predominantly for hiking. Offline map recommended. Users have reported that the trail is not marked well.Show more
#7 - Prairie Dog Trail
Theodore Roosevelt Wilderness
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 46 m
#8 - North Country Trail: Jorgons Hollow Campground to 61st St. SE
Sheyenne National Grassland
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 4 h 53 m
#9 - Lone Tree Spring Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
#10 - East River Road to Scenic Loop Drive
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 34.8 mi
Note: As of Aug 2020 the road is closed after Badlands Overlook due to the badlands eroding out from under the pavement.Show more
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