Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Nice easy hike with great views and some cool history! I went on a nice warm december day so the trail was a mix of ice and mud (bring boots). the road was closed leading to the trail so you have to walk about 5 minutes up the hill to get to everything. Saw some wildlife and my dog had a blast running through the prairie grass

5 stars bc ND is so limited on nature trails. Great views!

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible Views. VERY windy!! lol.

walking
2 months ago

Easy trail, very nice scenery

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing view !!!

backpacking
3 months ago

I go at least twice a week. my favorite close trail. Relaxing easy to follow .

Nice stroll into the canyon starting at near the visitor center. This will give a flavor. Recommend the nearby 4.2 out-and-back just to the east of the visitor center. You'll likely see bison over there.

Very easy, great views.

Beautiful views of the canyon. Seems very steep on the way down and we were a bit worried about having to hike back out, but it was honestly very manageable. Bring some water and give yourself time for breaks to catch your breath and enjoy the views

walking
3 months ago

Pretty views of the canyon and river. Nice way to get a birds eye view of some very cool landscapes. Very manageable walk with inclines.

This one was by far my (and my wife's) favorite of the short trails in TR South. Beautiful views out across the rolling green hills below. We went to the end of the point and sat there and "grooved" on the land.

Great views

hiking
3 months ago

Nice views of the Little Mo

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful views at sunset!

Super easy & beautiful walk out to the remnants of the Old East Entrance. If this is at the end of your scenic loop (depending on which way you drive) it’s a nice way to stretch your legs and get up close to some prairie dogs!!

Loved this hike, Wind Canyon is beautiful! The fall colors just setting in against the light colored rocks. The red grasses were my favorite! You must see the sunset from there!

Super short hike but very well worth it to see the overlook.

Very pretty hills and mud formations.

Nice view. Interesting rock erosion.

hiking
4 months ago

It's a short walk from the road and it has stunning views of the valleys below. We saw several different groups of bison and mule deer from the high point at the end of the trail

Very good nature trail, the guide at the start of the trail was very informative and I learned a lot. Also had spectacular views

Worth the short walk. You go right through a prarie dog town up to a beutiful stone building

mountain biking
4 months ago

I love all the trails and trees! I can’t wait to see it in the fall!

Perfect place to spend the day outside!

Beautiful

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail to do near Minot. Something refreshing. :)

Very nice hike. I was surprised by how great the views were based on other reviews. Be sure to leave a donation in the box (this is private property and do not have to leave it open to the public) if you are driving all the way to the trail head I would recommend an SUV if you just have a car you will have to stop slightly short due to a steep hill. It’s not to big of deal it will just add a half mile to your hike.

hiking
4 months ago

An absolute must see!! This might me be my favorite trail in the Southern Loop! You can't beat the view

Easy out and back, fairly flat hike. Beautiful wildflowers and hilly views. Great to see a small piece of national park history in Colonel Roosevelt's National Park.

Excellent hike. Beautiful views of multiple life zones from top to bottom and back up again. It is a loop. Aa a large family from toddlers to grandparents in their 70s, this took an hour. Later, a casual run took about 10 minutes. Some segments of the trail had bison hoofprints. Incredible views of the badlands.

Bison tracks on the trail at multiple locations. Beautiful views. Once at the top, continue on with the trail (not part of the official loop) for another, more stark ending and greater exposures. only ads an extra 5-10 minutes.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice short hike with great views. We hiked this trail at sunset for photos and again the next day. Both had great views of the Little Missouri and area wildlife.

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