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

Reviewed 2 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Get Personal with the Presidents

This trail offers you an up close and much more personal visit of Mt Rushmore. The trail/walkway... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Friendswood, Texas
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
Keystone, SD
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 2 September 2002

Mt Rushmore is indeed breathtaking from a distance and tere are many vantage points throughout the surrounding area to enjoy. On the other hand, the relatively new (about 5 years) Presidential Trail allows visitors a great opportunity to walk right underneath it and enjoy a...More

27  Thank dfpasto
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 May 2015

1/2 of the Presidential Trail is closed due to construction. You can still reach the viewing platform by entering the trail head near the "sculptor's studio" . Due to the early morning hour and the slight difficulty finding the trail....I was the only person to...More

8  Thank scott1147
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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 short hike great hike turn around easy hike closer look photo opportunities great pictures mountain goats take pictures
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank MrModu
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Saskheat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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".

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank William A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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.

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Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

2  Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

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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.