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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Great memories enjoying the views of this historic monument. Bucket list, I recommend it thoroughly!

Reviewed 6 days ago
petetravel648
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Presidential Trail, Mt Rushmore is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Keystone, South Dakota that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
stjoe14
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (74 reviews)
“mount rushmore” (90 reviews)
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"different angles"
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"mount rushmore"
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"few stairs"
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"sculptor's studio"
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"audio tour"
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"take your time"
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"worth the effort"
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"great hike"
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"short hike"
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"photo opportunities"
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"easy hike"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great memories enjoying the views of this historic monument. Bucket list, I recommend it thoroughly!

Thank petetravel648
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Presidential Trail, Mt Rushmore is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Keystone, South Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from March until...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of spots to take nice pictures and espectacular view. For family or couples. Clean and nice facilities

Thank Víctor C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a paved/decked walk with great views at Mt. Rushmore. There is some up and down but the footing is not an issue. It's a must if you visit Mt. Rushmore.

Thank Jennifer K
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Reviewed 22 November 2017

Don't just stop at the grand view terrace. The Presidential trail offers great views. The trail is not difficult and can be explored in 30 min.

Thank Bharat A
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Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

At only one kilometer long, this trail should’ve been a no-brainer my last two visits here but I had never seen it until last June. I recognized it later on the movie “National Treasure: Book of Secrets.” With easy ups and downs between rocks and...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

It's part of the whole experience when visiting Mount Rushmore. Don't skip it. Depending on which way you start (left or right), you'll be required to walk up steps but what's a little exercise. There are excellent photo ops along the trail.

2  Thank bjm1271
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This well-constructed trail is easily walked. It does have a fair amount of steps, but also has plenty of railings and support along the way. There are fantastic views of the four faces to behold on this gorgeous loop, and several places to stop and...More

1  Thank Esther W
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

Be sure and take the short walk on the Presidential Trail. Great views of the Memorial and beautiful landscape! Loved it!

1  Thank david b
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Presidential Trail gets you as up close and personal to those majestic sculptures as Park Service allows! An easy to moderate walk with some elevation gain along with stair climbing, this trail allows you to view the presidents from a myriad of viewing perspectives....More

1  Thank TheSimpleTraveler
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Tom J
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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. '
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JohnnnyGP
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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
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