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Up close and personal to the Presidents

a fairly easy walk wit a few steps involved to get a close up of the Presidents and the rocks that... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sydney, Australia
A great view of the monument

The presidential trail allowed us a different point of view on the Mount Rushmore. Less crowded and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Manon C
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
Keystone, SD
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All reviews nice walk different angles mount rushmore few stairs sculptor's studio audio tour take your time worth the effort great hike short hike turn around easy hike closer look photo opportunities great pictures mountain goats take pictures
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Reviewed yesterday

a fairly easy walk wit a few steps involved to get a close up of the Presidents and the rocks that were removed to produce them. The walk was closed so the loop through the bush could not be completed on our visit, but still...More

1  Thank GazandJude
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The presidential trail allowed us a different point of view on the Mount Rushmore. Less crowded and more in the nature. It was very nice.

Thank Manon C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the "trail" which is really a boardwalk on one of our visits to Mt. Rushmore. Half of the trail was closed for repairs. But, it was neat to be able to see up close what the faces really looked like! We also saw...More

1  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time we have done this, would give 5 stars but the studio section is currently closed. You can get much closer by doing this easy trail

Thank Adders
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the short hike to see the monument from different vantage points. Make the effort. Some of it was under construction while we were there but should be complete by Spring 2019.

Thank Tom C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a quick way, to get up close to the monument. It is currently partially closed to fix the stairs. My one complaint is that at this time of the year the visitors tend to be retirees. It would have been nice to get...More

Thank bLiselotte
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not really a trail but a very nice cement walkway that takes you up closer to the rock faces. Note that parts of the trail (walkway) may be closed if there is snow or ice.

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Granted, it was snowing a good bit. We sure were disappointed not to have the option of walking the trail as we were dressed for the weather and wore sturdy shoes.

Thank Margaret O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though its only open half way, its well worth it to take the walk & see the faces even closer! Its a very easy walk for all ages! Beauty of on all sides of the walk!

Thank Mary Jo F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A short easy walk to get closer and see more details of these carvings. It wasn't full circle as the second part of the trail is currently closed. I really enjoyed walking into the rock to get a different view of Washington.

Thank ChiSam85
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Ira J
25 March 2018|
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Response from Esther W | Reviewed this property |
There is NO cost to walk the trail. There is a fee to park. The most recent information on the nps.gov site says it is $10 per vehicle; prices may vary depending on vehicle size. Lower prices apply to senior citizens.
14 March 2018|
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Response from MrsPickle | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. You can go quite a ways until You encounter stairs. It’s a lovely stroll even if you can’t complete the loop.