Explore the most popular wheelchair friendly trails in South Dakota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This trail is a nice addition to the park since my last visit in the early eighties. Try to catch a walk with a Ranger for some interesting facts about the monument.

This was a nice trail at the foothills of Mt Rushmore. Too bad half of the trail was closed for reno (closed until spring 2019). Grateful to have a ranger Dot take us on a quick guided tour of the trail to point out numerous facts about the mountain.

Easy paved trail with views of Rushmore, gets you away from the crowds. This place was kind of strange.

Easy paved trail. Great views of the monument. Partially closed for renovations.

Very pretty...lookout for bighorn sheep. I was there at sunrise. Stunning views as the sun rises above the badlands. Going to go back someday to show my daughter what she saw when she was six weeks old!

Early morning... Sep 1 2018
Peaceful, quiet
Wildlife
Understand the sacred attachment to Natives
Easy walk

Nice walk thru the historic Center of the Nation. Wild are deer, rabbit, squires lots of different kinds of birds and an occasional mountain lion.

hiking
5 months ago

Just a study of the fossil and geologic age. Not a scenic trail. Good for kids to learn.

Majestic view of the Presidents. Easy and paved with a few stairs and wooden decking. Unfortunately at time of my visit part of the loop was under renovations. August 8, 2018

It’s a simple trail at Mt. Rushmore, more of a walking path to see different angles of the faces. Very busy but still really cool to see.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful little river walk right by the center of the nation monument! It’s a great place to walk your dogs! Not a hike but a paved river walk.

Easy walk to take in views at Rushmore.

walking
5 months ago

Cute little boardwalk. Good for kids. Repeats a lot of the information from the visitors center.

Easy, paved, very accessible. Partially closed when I went, so I was unable to complete it.

Great site. HIke is a simple walk to the base of the monuments.

This is a nicely maintained trail. I wish I could have seen all of it.

The view is definitely worth the extra walk!

ok for kids

Some closure to the trail which surprised us. Not our first trip to Rushmore so we were ok missing some of it. if you are standing at the viewing area and go to the south, the trail is concrete and will take you around to the closeups of the mountain with just a few stairs at the end. If initially you go towards the sculptures museum you'll climb about 200 boardwalk stairs to make it to the viewing areas. The pines along the trail are beautiful and you are so close you always have a view of the carving. if you have kids and need to wear them out, take the stairs :) they'll love it as well.

Great views, but trail partially closed. And Sculptor's studio closed.

hiking
7 months ago

A short trail on a boardwalk that gives you the opportunity to look at fossil replicas and learn about them. Very informative on the formation of the park and information about the layering and time periods. Worth the time if you enjoy learning about the landscape and geology of an area.

was partially closed both times we tried in 2017 and 2018

Went a few years ago with the kids, would recommend not going during Sturgis

Great Patriotic Experience and a super easy stroll.

Many many times. Best in snow.

can watch green glow of northern lights way off in the distance if it is a really clear night

hiking
Friday, January 12, 2018

Friday, December 29, 2017

Easy trail; crowded

walking
Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Visited Mt. Rushmore on a family vacation. What more can be said than a great memorial to great men of a great nation.

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