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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.

Easy walk to take in views at Rushmore.

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.

The end loop does NOT exist. Stay to the right. We were trying to find the trail for an hour and were in the middle of a timber field. Learn from our mistake. This is a true out and back only.

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

Fun hike with my son again... Slight upgrade most of the way in... I am finding just about every hike with my GSD that is graded as “Easy” I am going to upgrade to “Moderate” in my book! :)
Because every time we get to those water/rock crossings they don’t know take it easy... They seem to know their route long b4 they get there. And boom they’re gone! :)
I definitely need a good pair of hiking boots however if I’m good keep hiking! Our 3.8 hike wound up being 4.2. Fun...Fun!

The view is definitely worth the extra walk!

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.

Good hike with the kids... about 90% I would consider an “easy” hike.... the other involved hopping rocks and dealing with traveling along the creek and hurtling logs over the paths

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.

Love hiking in this area

Easy trail; crowded

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

Invigorating and beautiful in the fall. We enjoyed the variety of ecosystems. North end of trail is rustic but this app keeps you on the right trail.

3 year old walked all. 2 year old walked half. Stopped at Artist's studio. Not stroller friendly. Nice way to extend the trip to Rushmore and get a closer view.

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10 months ago

The best part of this trail is the rocks you can climb off trail. That is where the great views are....

Nice trail that allows you to see the presidents from all angles

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11 months ago

Easy walk/hike. Quite a bit of stairs. Great view of the monument

Kid friendly and great views of the faces

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11 months ago

Great hike. Moderate grade creeks and some great views when you get to the top. Only do the loop part if you are an experienced hiker and can bushwhack through the wilderness

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Friday, August 04, 2017

Short and easy, good to get away from the crowd for a while

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Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Awesome hike!

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