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Maah Daah Hey Trail

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Address: Medora, ND

A 120-mile biking, hiking and horseback riding trail.

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Oh this is a fun trail!

If you're looking for a little hiking close to town, head south and pull into Sully Creek State Park exit. There is a trail to the left before you get past the visitors center... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
North Dakota
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North Dakota
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you're looking for a little hiking close to town, head south and pull into Sully Creek State Park exit. There is a trail to the left before you get past the visitors center. It is a good little hike for adults and experienced kids. Go now while the leaves are turning color! It's breathtaking views are picture perfect. If... More 

Thank MyPrairieGirl
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208 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A 3 day mtn biking trip to ride the southern 78 miles of the MDHT (and Buffalo Gap trail that bypasses the national park). A classic and it seems like the trail is the best way to really immerse yourself and enjoy this unique area. Not as spectacular as some of the other western and desert landscapes but the difference... More 

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Butler, Kentucky
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

There's not much to see at the south trailhead & the first few miles of the Maah Daah Hey. It passes a campground & then a private horse ranch of some type. You have to cross the river soon after starting out, & the stones are very rough on the soles of your feet if you remove your shoes. Water... More 

Thank JanLest
Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a well maintained trail that runs through Roosevelt National Park. Hikers are welcome through, but no bikes on the trail in the National Park, so there is a go-round option for Roosevelt South mountain bikers. The trail out of Medora takes you north across river for a mile before it forks for hikers to go through Roosevelt or... More 

Thank Jeff R
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

We supported our sons riding the 100 mile (actually 106 miles) Maah Daah Hey race, and the scenery and experience were unforgettable. Crossing the Little Missouri River was a lot of fun.

1 Thank jamela8melby
Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Amazing mountain biking/hiking, but extremely remote and rugged. If you go, talk with locals well in advance for preparation or call Dakota Cyclery in Medora. The trail is usually in the best shape for riding late summer and early fall (after the Maah Daah Hey 100 race when the trail gets a proper grooming). If it rains, you cannot ride... More 

Thank Eric H
North Dakota
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

We through hiked the Maah Daah Hey the first week of June. We knew going in that this was not the season to hike the trail because of the possibility of rain so we were not surprised when it rained 3 of our 6 days on the trail. The rain made the heavy soil a muck that added 5 pounds... More 

Thank fargonative
Vail, Arizona
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I rode only the beginning of this trail through the rolling meadows and cowpies. It was spectacular! Consider it a challenging full trail ride, one of the tops in the world.

Thank jenadolfs
Fargo, North Dakota
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70 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We came back again to ride the Maah Daah Hey. This time, we road sections of the MDH near Magpie Campground over 2 days mid June, 2015, including Devil's Pass. Truly a fun singletrack on a mountain bike. Some downhill sections we got to 20mph. After setting out on our 2nd day of riding, the weather turned and began to... More 

Thank tdawg40sw
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 27 July 2015

We were excited to hike a while on this "nationally recognized trail," but went only half a mile or so from the Buffalo Gap campground before we found ourselves in waist-high grasses with no visible trail at all. As someone else commented, if this is a regularly hiked trail, it sure doesn't show it. We called it quits - which... More 

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