Awesome lookout points. Even if you don’t go in for a hike, take the hour and a half to check it out!

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
13 days ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
18 days ago

We were walking for a bit. We decided to pop into the lake for awhile— too cold for a swim in the middle of June though. After that we ran through the campsites. A very fun hike!

Great trail with mowed walking access. Lots of ticks. There little trails that go to the water. There is lots of glass so be on the lookout! Great for a quick hike if you just need to get outside! Bring your suit to cool down after in the water!

Great trails with overlooks of Missouri river valley and historical fort remains.

grass was a little high but not terrible. nice views. could climb up into the forts at one part of the trail. did the trail once In the late morning and saw a couple deer. did it again right before sundown and saw about 15 deer.

I did about 3 miles of this today and really enjoyed myself! Not a single other person on the trail. It was very well-manicured and featured a variety of path covers. Some gravel, some dirt, some mowed grass. This trail features a beautiful little creek, nice elevation changes, mixed woodland, savanna, and prairie. I saw a decent variety of birdlife for June, including a lot of tyrant flycatchers. There were definitely a lot of ticks in the prairie, but this should be expected for this type of trail. I would rate the hike as moderate due to some decently steep areas and lack of shade in the prairie. Best hike I’ve had in the Fargo area. I will definitely be returning!

This is pretty much the only option for trail running in the area, other than along the Red River. The trail, however, does not disappoint. Smooth and well maintained, the trail is a dream to run. It winds predominantly through wooded areas with some sections of grassy plains. It is hard to get lost, as trails are clearly marked. If you do happen to make a wrong turn, the trail will eventually spit you out to a park road. Bring bug spray or don’t stop running, as the mosquitoes can be numerous. Nevertheless, I highly recommend a long run here.

Nice, very well groomed and marked trails. A little mud in some low spots due to recent rainfall. Great Views along river and then over valley. Some bugs and ticks so use some spray or coverings to protect yourself.

hiking
fee
1 month ago

A simple trail system; but nothing breathtaking here. Great for children and elderly. Nice for people who are beginning to mountain bike for practice.

mountain biking
1 month ago

I gentle, easy ride for my wife and I. The wind was light, the weather warm, the sky blue, and the landscape green.

Tons of bugs. Trail was very well maintained.

mountain biking
1 month ago

The trail shown on AllTrails is actually a bunch of different trails that are comprised into one loop. This could be easily broken down into smaller sections if somebody wanted to do a shorter hike. The trails run along cliffs and through wooded areas with some great views of Lake Sakakawea.

I could tell that this would be an awesome trail, but it had rained earlier today and I couldn’t cross the stream. Definitely coming back another time

mountain biking
no shade
1 month ago

muddy
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
1 month ago

Best trip ever this trail throw it all at us and it was great. We road our horses 100 miles. Brought everything on the horses we would need for a week. We lost boots, ran out of water, road in a rain storm, torn saddle bags. But also road in the best weather, and got a bit of a sun burn. Highly recommend this trail.

hiking
bugs
over grown
1 month ago

Beautiful views, but hard to see where the trail goes in a few spots. Our dogs loved it (we also detoured to let them swim in the river). A TON of ticks (more than I’ve seen anywhere else) and several (harmless) bull snakes.

Though the National Park Service was closed due to COVID-19, we were able to obtain a (free) backcountry permit for May 14-17. We planned to take three days (two nights) to finish but ended up completing it faster than anticipated. We parked at Juniper campground and then walked to the Buckhorn Trailhead, which allowed us to do the loop counter-clockwise and save one of the river crossings until the very end. I’d estimate we covered a little over two miles an hour over the course of the hike. The terrain is ever-changing and there are some portions that are quite challenging, especially when carrying a heavy pack. As others have mentioned, the trail markers are very difficult to see at times and it’s easy to get off-course. Thanks to our downloaded AllTrails map, we able to correct our missteps fairly quickly. We made the risky move of waiting until we were near exhaustion before picking out a campsite, and would not recommend others do the same. We ended up camping near the river and enjoyed dinner and boxed wine on the shores of the little Missouri. We planned to filter our water, but unfortunately the river resembled thick chocolate milk and our little Sawyer Squeeze was not a fan. Bringing your own water is probably the best choice for this hike. Throughout the journey, we saw bison, big-horn sheep, deer, lots of birds, and a few snakes. We heard lots of coyotes and owls at night! The river crossing was a fun change of pace. Since we ended with the crossing nearest Juniper campground, it was a perfectly refreshing way to end a great hike! Get out and enjoy North Dakota: where the skies are our oceans.

Hiked NCT-Radetzke-Valley View-North Fork-Little Twig-Nelson 80-Fire Pass-Pederson Hills for 10 miles according to Under Armour’s map my run app. Nice mix of open prairie and woods, was happy I dressed warm for an overcast 45 degree day. Had my border collie mix with and he did great as well!

hiking
fee
muddy
2 months ago

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