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Nice Hike to See the Badlands

This is a nice hike to see the Badlands up close. It's about a mile round trip and takes you right... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
FifiBojangles
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Bolingbrook, Illinois
Good walk.

Easy trail to follow. If you want an even easier walk stay on the walkway. But the trail does... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Ernie L
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Trail along dry, cracked earth.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy walk” (14 reviews)
“short hike” (12 reviews)
“bring water” (11 reviews)
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Badlands National Park, SD
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"a lot of fun"
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"different perspective"
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"nice hike"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a nice hike to see the Badlands up close. It's about a mile round trip and takes you right through the rocks and formations. It's an easy hike and mostly flat.

Thank FifiBojangles
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Easy trail to follow. If you want an even easier walk stay on the walkway. But the trail does lead to some very nice views and doesn't take long to reach the end.

Thank Ernie L
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a hike/walk that you must take. The hike allows you to venture out amongst the formations and moonscape to better experience the Badlands. The hike ultimately ends quite as ways from where you started...is was wonderful and easy paced.

Thank Cherie P
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This short hike to the end of the boardwalk then leads to some very interesting formations that visitors are allowed to walk out on. The geological formations resemble something you might find on the moon (even though I have never been to the moon). Kids...More

Thank OutdoorKidz
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

There are 3 relatively short trails that find their trailhead within a quarter of a mile from each other. The scenery for each is surprisingly diverse! This is a relatively easy trail with amazing views and stunning strata variations! Beautiful! A must see when visiting...More

2  Thank hikerbepw
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Our favorite stop at Badlands allowed us to venture out onto the "moonscape" of the park. Step off the boardwalk and hike as far out as you can into another world. Very unique.

1  Thank smalltownjudge
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Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We went as our first trail. Great place to stretch your legs after a long drive. Although the views were unbeatable, a highlight was seeing a big horn sheep ram!

Thank Caitlin M
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Felt like a prairie at one point, only with deep drop offs with peaks all around the outside. Easy walking. Not great for wheelchairs. Pretty short, flat hike.

1  Thank naleidme11
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

This hike was easy to moderate and yielded some great views at the end of it. It was 106 degrees F the day we were there so take some water with you.

Thank John J
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a well marked trail. We saw all age groups but does require one to have good mobility. You should bring water although some folks had none. Beautiful formations.

Thank Gregory W
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