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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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See wildlife along trail

Presidential Trail, Mt Rushmore is a 0.6 mile loop trail located near Keystone, South Dakota that... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
stjoe14
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
Easy and pleasant

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

Reviewed 26 January 2018
Víctor C
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (75 reviews)
“mount rushmore” (91 reviews)
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Keystone, SD
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+1 605-574-2523
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"nice walk"
in 75 reviews
"different angles"
in 55 reviews
"mount rushmore"
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"few stairs"
in 21 reviews
"sculptor's studio"
in 47 reviews
"audio tour"
in 31 reviews
"take your time"
in 42 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 18 reviews
"turn around"
in 13 reviews
"great hike"
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"short hike"
in 13 reviews
"photo opportunities"
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"closer look"
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"great pictures"
in 15 reviews
"easy hike"
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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

2  Thank stjoe14
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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Víctor C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

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

2  Thank jesse o
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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.

3  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 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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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Be sure to take this easy path up to get a closer view of the presidents. There was even a small cave where you can get a peek of them. We even ran into a mountain goat on the path. We only walked up to...More

Thank Joyflnoise
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Great walk! We did the audio tour and learned so much! Their book store inside isn't nearly as big. It had great puzzles though. You can see Mt Rushmore from every angle and quite close up if you take this trail walk.

Thank Tami V
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Ira J
March 25, 2018|
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Response from Esther W | Reviewed this property |
There is NO cost to walk the trail. There is a fee to park. The most recent information on the nps.gov site says it is $10 per vehicle; prices may vary depending on vehicle size. Lower prices apply to senior citizens.
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nkaujhnub
March 14, 2018|
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Response from MrsPickle | Reviewed this property |
Agreed. You can go quite a ways until You encounter stairs. It’s a lovely stroll even if you can’t complete the loop.
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Tom J
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Betty E | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't remember.
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