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Recommended if You're Already at Mount Rushmore

This is the main trail that takes you by the base of Mount Rushmore. It is an easy walk. It's about... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Columbus, Ohio
Gets You Up Close

I was very impressed with this trail. Even though only part of it was open during my visit, it was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Florence, Kentucky
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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 turn around short hike great hike closer look easy hike photo ops great pictures mountain goats take pictures
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the main trail that takes you by the base of Mount Rushmore. It is an easy walk. It's about 0.5 miles roundtrip and a 134 foot elevation change.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was very impressed with this trail. Even though only part of it was open during my visit, it was well worth doing. As I was exiting the trail, a ranger was leading a hike down the trail so I joined the group and went...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BobB748
Reviewed 16 November 2018

As senior citizens found it harder than some revers stated, however it was the best way to get close to the presidents.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PHE22
Reviewed 12 November 2018

This trail offers you an up close and much more personal visit of Mt Rushmore. The trail/walkway is not very stressful with plenty of room to accommodate lots of traffic. It is also ADA compliant. Parts of it are under repair but still worth the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank MrModu
Reviewed 7 November 2018

We did the trail walk which goes down close to the base of the mountain. It ordinarily takes about 35 minutes to do, but half of it was closed to do refurbishment. Also the sculptors studio is on the portion that is closed and is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Saskheat
Reviewed 2 November 2018

This is a good part of the Mount Rushmore experience so don't skip. Unfortunately we could not complete the loop since a part was under repair. However, we did enjoy it and the closer view of the "Presidents".

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank LUCKYME72
Reviewed 29 October 2018

A great way to stretch your legs , enjoy the views and to understand the problems and issues during the construction of this superb monument.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Davy1950inv
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Couldn't see anything till we went down the presidential trail due to mist. A big thanks to the lady in the book store who recommended it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank GazandJude
Reviewed 18 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank manonc442
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Ira J
25 March 2018|
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Response from 495estherw | 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.