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      Badlands National Park has something to offer every visitor. Families? Attend a Junior Ranger Program and hike Fossil Exhibit Trail, a great place for little ones to explore. Experienced hikers? Check out a social trail and backcountry camp for the night. Sore feet from days of exploring? Drive the Badlands Loop Road and keep an eye out for wildlife
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jun 17, 2022

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      14
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      280 ft
      Total Vertical
      377 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,789 ft
      Reports
      1
      Ridden Counter
      186

      Outside Logo Articles

      This Badlands Overnight is the Perfect Stargazing Hike for Beginners
      Aug 19, 2021 from backpacker.com
      Take a newbie hiker on this perfect Badlands stargazing hike.
      I Saw an Epic Sunset at Badlands National Park
      Nov 2, 2020 from outsideonline.com
      Our 62 Parks Traveler meets bison and sees surreal geography at this South Dakota stop, the 23rd visit on her journey to see every U.S. national park

      Popular Badlands National Park Mountain Biking Trails

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      Cliff Shelf Nature Trail (Spur)

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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      user #627246chuktAaddtrailCliff Shelf Nature Trail (Spur) and 4 more
      Apr 7, 2022 @ 10:00am
      Apr 7, 2022
      user #902514trailforksaddarticle_linksThis Badlands Overnight is the Perfect Stargazing Hike for Beginners
      Oct 30, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Oct 30, 2021

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1384 ft13 ft
      #5,370119
      Hike1410 miles279 ft3 miles377 ft
      #6,3641281
      Trail Running1310 miles272 ft3 miles377 ft
      #5,32719
      Horse1384 ft13 ft
      #1,107
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