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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Photographer's dream

Just a great way to view the presidents. Each phase of the trail gives you the opportunity to view... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
Sabine J
Shawnee, Kansas
Mt. Rushmore Memorial, South Dakota

We found Mt. Rushmore to be absolutely amazing. Very worthwhile stop here. So historical and the... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Jensen Beach, Florida
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mount rushmore” (90 reviews)
Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

Just a great way to view the presidents. Each phase of the trail gives you the opportunity to view a individual president. You may even run into a mountain goat like we did. What a nice surprise. Loved the scenic views as well. Well maintained...More

Thank Sabine J
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We found Mt. Rushmore to be absolutely amazing. Very worthwhile stop here. So historical and the gift store was awesome and very reasonably priced. This was our second trip here and this time we were with another couple who had never been here before. They...More

Thank 2Swansons
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This relatively easy hike affords the visitors many close-up views of the fantastic monument from all different angles. There are many benches along the way for people to sit, relax and enjoy the views.

Thank Nowzar A
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We spend the whole morning taking pictures and learning about the Presidential Trail. We later on went back around 7 p.m. for the fireworks. It was great.

Thank grace91859
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Take this trail. Each view of the president's keeps getting better and better as you walk the trail. Wonderful experience.

Thank MKtravelers19
Reviewed 6 October 2017

The Presidential Trail takes you up and under the Mt Rushmore Monument. You get good views of the monument, with photo ops of each individual President. There are also stops with boards to provide additional information. The Trail is paved and flat for half the...More

Thank GATraveller60898
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Went to see my Rushmore and took this walk, it isn't for those who have difficulties with steps but worth it

Thank Pd63123
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This trail has a great deal of walking and stairs. scenery is very good. There are a good number of benches to take a rest. Part of the trail was shut down while we were there.

Thank moondude46
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The Trail is less than a mile and there are some steps (up and down) and some sloped walkways. But don't be put-off by the idea this walk is in any way strenuous. It isn't strenuous at all! Instead - the Trail offers the best...More

Thank Craig A
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This is a nice walk to get up closer to monument and away from crowds a bit. Lots of steps so be prepared it take your time and it's fine.

Thank travler1976
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Tom J
10 June 2017|
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Response from Betty E | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't remember.
Margaret M
13 May 2017|
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Response from Betty E | Reviewed this property |
You can buzz through it quickly in 1/2hr or enjoy and read captions and see more special views taking 1 to 1-1/2 hr. '
3 April 2017|
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Response from William O | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your stamina. I recommend clockwise, but either way works fine. My reasoning is that clockwise takes you to the close in viewing points sooner. And sometimes you will see mountain goats along that section of... More