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There are 3 relatively short trails that find their trailhead within a quarter of a mile from each... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Columbus, Ohio
A walk on the Moon

Our favorite stop at Badlands allowed us to venture out onto the "moonscape" of the park. Step off... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hawley PA
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Trail along dry, cracked earth.
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“easy walk” (13 reviews)
“short hike” (11 reviews)
“bring water” (10 reviews)
Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed yesterday

There are 3 relatively short trails that find their trailhead within a quarter of a mile from each other. The scenery for each is surprisingly diverse! This is a relatively easy trail with amazing views and stunning strata variations! Beautiful! A must see when visiting...More

Thank hikerbepw
Reviewed 2 days ago

Our favorite stop at Badlands allowed us to venture out onto the "moonscape" of the park. Step off the boardwalk and hike as far out as you can into another world. Very unique.

Thank smalltownjudge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went as our first trail. Great place to stretch your legs after a long drive. Although the views were unbeatable, a highlight was seeing a big horn sheep ram!

Thank Caitlin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Felt like a prairie at one point, only with deep drop offs with peaks all around the outside. Easy walking. Not great for wheelchairs. Pretty short, flat hike.

Thank naleidme11
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hike was easy to moderate and yielded some great views at the end of it. It was 106 degrees F the day we were there so take some water with you.

Thank John J
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well marked trail. We saw all age groups but does require one to have good mobility. You should bring water although some folks had none. Beautiful formations.

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This relatively short trail provides a great feel for what it is like to be out in the Badlands, particularly when the boardwalk ends and you walk on the ground surface. This is relatively easy walking for the able-bodied though the uneven surface would not...More

Thank Bartonbears
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail is part boardwalk, then the way is clearly posted out onto a butte - very easy for anyone (even barely in shape like myself). Boys (12 and 9) totally loved this (our first trail in the park) - they climbed everywhere, saw some...More

Thank Planegator
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here with our 12 year old granddaughter and had a lot of fun here for about an hour. We walked the path to get the beautiful view of the Badlands, and then we walked out into the prairie. The markers were easy enough...More

Thank Myrnalee s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone can do this hike. It's short, on a boardwalk and plenty of places to rest if you need to. Highly recommended if you are not up for a strenuous hike but want to see the landscape up close and personal

Thank Vickie S
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