Badlands National Park Sports & Outdoors

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    The Window Trail

    by Basaic Written Nov 22, 2011

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    The Window Trail is a 1/5 mile trail to a window onto the wildly eroded terrain beyond. The entire trail is wheelchair accessible. The trailhead for this trail is about 1 mile north of the visitors center.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    The Notch Trail

    by Basaic Written Nov 22, 2011

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    Notch Trail

    The Notch Trail is for those feeling a bit more adventurous. The trail is 1 mile roundtrip and includes, a ladder to climb and narrow ledges with steep drop-offs but it rewards you with a great view of the White River Valley beyond. The trailhead for this trail is about 1 mile north of the visitors center.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Fossil Exhibits Trail

    by Basaic Written Nov 22, 2011

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    Fossil Exhibits Trail

    The Fossil Exhibits Trail is a 400 meter boardwalk trail that is wheelchair accessible. Be aware though that some of the trail is fairly steep so you may need some assistance.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    The Door Trail

    by Basaic Written Nov 22, 2011

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    Door Trail

    The Door Trail begins with a 100 meter, wheelchair accessible boardwalk. You can get a good view of the "door" into the badlands and some of the terrain from here. If you wish to go further the trail continues into the badlands for another 800 meters. This part of the trail is rated "difficult". Badlands National Park has a fair number of accessible trails. The trailhead for this trail is about 1 mile north of the visitors center.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Cliff Shelf Trail

    by Basaic Written Nov 22, 2011

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    Cliff Shelf Trail

    This trail is a 100 meter boardwalk that is fully wheelchair accessible. It offers a great view of the bowl shaped Cliff Shelf which gets more rainfall and retains it better so it has a wider variety of vegetation and wildlife. The trailhead for this trail is about 1 mile north of the visitors center.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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    Saddle Pass Trail

    by Basaic Written Nov 22, 2011

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    The Saddle Pass Trail is a short but very steep trail up the Badlands Wall that connects with other longer trails. Do not attempt this trail if you have health problems. The trailhead is a short distance down the Badlands Loop Road from the visitors center.

    Equipment: Good walking shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat, insect repellant, a snack, weather appropriate clothing, don't forget your camera!

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