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Enjoyable easy walk

This is a hike/walk that you must take. The hike allows you to venture out amongst the formations... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cherie P
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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
Interesting scenes

This short hike to the end of the boardwalk then leads to some very interesting formations that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
OutdoorKidz
,
Omaha, Nebraska
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Trail along dry, cracked earth.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy walk” (14 reviews)
“short hike” (12 reviews)
“bring water” (11 reviews)
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Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hike/walk that you must take. The hike allows you to venture out amongst the formations and moonscape to better experience the Badlands. The hike ultimately ends quite as ways from where you started...is was wonderful and easy paced.

Thank Cherie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This short hike to the end of the boardwalk then leads to some very interesting formations that visitors are allowed to walk out on. The geological formations resemble something you might find on the moon (even though I have never been to the moon). Kids...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 11 September 2017

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 9 September 2017 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 6 September 2017

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
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