The Maah Daah Hey trail system showcases some of our country’s most unique and breathtaking terrain. Majestic plateaus, jagged peaks and valleys, large expanses of rolling prairie, and rivers intertwine to offer the adventerous outdoors enthusiast a taste of pure, unadulterated wilderness.

TRAILS AND DISTANCE
The Maah Daah Hey trail system is comprised of nine trail units of varying size and difficulty. From north to south, they are the Wolf (8.8 miles), Long X (5.8 miles), Summit (3.8 miles), Overlook (0.3 miles), Maah Daah Hey (144 miles), Bennett (3.2 miles), Cottonwood (6.9 miles), Ice Cave (1.5 miles) and, Buffalo Gap (18.9 miles).

TERRAIN
Our trail system features nearly every type of terrain found in western North Dakota. This varies from grassy flats and ridges to very rough steep clay badlands buttes with everything in between, including river bottoms and wooded draws to rolling prairie.
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1Bennett Creek Trail
Watford City
3 miles
2Buffalo Gap
Sentinel Butte
11 miles
3Buffalo Gap - Campground Access Trail
Sentinel Butte
1 mile
4Buffalo Gap - W. River Rd. to Campground
Sentinel Butte
6 miles
5Buffalo Gap - W. River Rd. to Maah Daah Hey
Medora
2 miles
6Buffalo Gap Campground Loop
Sentinel Butte
2,099 ft
7Buffalo Gap Campground Loop
Sentinel Butte
4,587 ft
8CCC
Watford City
743 ft
9Cottonwood
Watford City
7 miles
10Ice Cave
Watford City
1 mile
11Long X
Watford City
6 miles
12Maah Daah Hey - Beicegel Creek Rd. to Cottonwood
Watford City
3 miles
13Maah Daah Hey - Bennett to Road 823
Watford City
3 miles
14Maah Daah Hey - Cottonwood to Bennett
Watford City
5 miles
15Maah Daah Hey - Devil's Pass
Watford City
5 miles
16Maah Daah Hey - Elkhorn
Watford City
1 mile
17Maah Daah Hey - Elkhorn to Beaver Creek Rd.
Watford City
2 miles
18Maah Daah Hey - From Buffalo Gap
Medora
4,367 ft
19Maah Daah Hey - From Roosevelt
Watford City
6 miles
20Maah Daah Hey - From Roosevelt to Elkhorn Campground
Watford City
3 miles
21Maah Daah Hey - Ice Cave to Beicegel Creek Rd.
Watford City
10 miles
22Maah Daah Hey - Knutson Creek
Theodore Roosevelt National Park (South)
9 miles
23Maah Daah Hey - Little Missouri River
Watford City
6 miles
24Maah Daah Hey - Little Missouri River to Magpie Rd.
Watford City
2 miles
25Maah Daah Hey - Long X to Summit
Watford City
3 miles
26Maah Daah Hey - Magpie Rd.
Watford City
2,985 ft
27Maah Daah Hey - Magpie to Ice Cave
Watford City
3 miles
28Maah Daah Hey - Road 823 to Long X
Watford City
9 miles
29Maah Daah Hey - Sully Creek
Sully Creek State Park
1 mile
30Maah Daah Hey - Summit to CCC
Watford City
2 miles
31Maah Daah Hey - To Magpie Campground
Watford City
1,019 ft
32Maah Daah Hey - To Magpie Trailhead
Watford City
1 mile
33Maah Daah Hey - To Wannagan Campground
Medora
3 miles
34Maah Daah Hey - Wannagan to Roosevelt
Medora
12 miles
35Summit
Watford City
4 miles
36The Deuce - 48th St to E. River Rd.
Medora
3 miles
37The Deuce - Bear Creek
Medora
5 miles
38The Deuce - Bully Pulpit to Plumley Draw
Medora
8 miles
39The Deuce - Burning Coal Vein Campground
Burning Coal Vein Trailhead
7 miles
40The Deuce - Coal Creek Connector
Medora
2,644 ft
41The Deuce - Connector
Medora
821 ft
42The Deuce - Plumley Drae Connector
Medora
3,215 ft
43The Deuce - Plumley Draw to Coal Creek
Medora
5 miles
44The Deuce - Sully Creek Connector
Medora
1 mile
45The Deuce - Sully Creek Connector
Medora
3,270 ft
46The Deuce - Sully Creek to Bully Pulpit
Medora
2 miles
47The Deuce - Third Creek Rd. Connector
Medora
2 miles
48The Deuce - To 48th St.
Medora
1 mile
49The Deuce - To Third Creek Rd.
Medora
7 miles
50The Deuce - Tom's Wash
Medora
2 miles
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Recent Trail Reports

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Buffalo Gap - W. River Rd. to Campground
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Maah Daah Hey - From Buffalo Gap
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Maah Daah Hey - Little Missouri River to Magpie Rd.
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Maah Daah Hey - Devil's Pass
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