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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Not too strenuous

A nice walk that takes you to the base of the Mt. Rushmore monument. Part of it was closed for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Deanna O
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St. George, Utah
Closed!

The trail was closed so we couldn’t even go in it. The section that was not closed was short and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bee L
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (79 reviews)
“mount rushmore” (95 reviews)
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Keystone, SD
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"audio tour"
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"great hike"
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"great pictures"
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Reviewed yesterday

A nice walk that takes you to the base of the Mt. Rushmore monument. Part of it was closed for maintenance but you’ll get some nice pictures.

Thank Deanna O
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trail was closed so we couldn’t even go in it. The section that was not closed was short and there was nothing exciting about it. Hopefully we get to walk the whole trail the next time around.

1  Thank Bee L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a mild walk that meanders to as close as you can get to Mount Rushmore on foot. There are a few steps but it is a paved and wood plank path.

1  Thank lovestotravel101
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though part of it was closed, walking the Presidential Trail is well worth the steps. It gets you so much closer to Mount Rushmore, it has to be done. There is plenty of room for everyone, no matter how crowded the area is. Bring...More

Thank glrob54
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The trail was an easy stroll and informative. There were parts of it that were closed so we did what we could. It was worth the walk.

Thank Brenda B
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went in July of 2018 and most of the trail was closed. So can only give review for what we got to walk. A very nice trail . Wide and walkway. some stairs. Be sure to walk it . We paid the $8 for...More

1  Thank tonya b
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is as close as you can get. Be sure to walk the Presidential Trail and enjoy the amazing view. Well worth it.

1  Thank FredPatty
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived just after opening (5:00 am) and the sun was just beginning to shine on the faces. No one was there. It's the best time to walk the trail and see this great national icon.

1  Thank Bruce T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1/2 of it was closed. But enjoyed what we saw. Very cool to see in person. Try to follow the tour guide- has a lot of info

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While the trail is a nice thing to walk while visiting, it's not a "must do" option. Though free, there's nothing that interesting outside of some children activities you can do at the teepee. The time we went a section of it was closed off,...More

Thank SIC_Films
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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.
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nkaujhnub
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.
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