Best trails in North Dakota

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Trying to find the best North Dakota trails? AllTrails has 61 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Theodore Roosevelt National Park or around Fairfield, Medora or Watford City we've got you covered. If you're looking for great North Dakota state park trails, check out Turtle River State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out McDowel Dam Recreation Area. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 34 easy trails in North Dakota ranging from 0.6 to 34.8 miles and from 820 to 3,500 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in North Dakota
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#1 - Caprock Coulee Loop
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Caprock Coulee Loop is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Watford City, North Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#2 - Wind Canyon Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 0.5 mi • Est. 14 m
Wind Canyon Trail is a 0.5 mile loop trail located near Fairfield, North Dakota that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and nature trips.Show more
#3 - Petrified Forest Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 10.2 mi • Est. 4 h 40 m
Petrified Forest Trail is a 10.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fairfield, North Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#4 - Painted Canyon Nature Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 24 m
NOTE: It has been reported this trail has temporary closures due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.Show more
#5 - Maah Daah Hey Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 142.3 mi • Est. Multi-day
99 mile single track through the badlands of North Dakota. Show more
#6 - White Butte North Dakota's Highpoint Trail
Bowman, North Dakota
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 45 m
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 mShow more
#7 - Boicourt Overlook Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 22 m
Boicourt Overlook Trail is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Belfield, North Dakota that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#8 - Buck Hill Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 0.4 mi • Est. 12 m
Buck Hill Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Belfield, North Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used foShow more
#9 - Lower Paddock Creek Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 11 m
Lower Paddock Creek Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fairfield, North Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily Show more
#10 - Coal Vein Trail
Theodore Roosevelt National Park
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Length: 0.6 mi • Est. 15 m
Coal Vein Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fairfield, North Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for Show more
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