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Ridgeline Trail

Intermediate
 5.0 (4)

A beautiful, short trail with varied terrain and views as well as some steep sections with stairs.


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0.6

Miles

0.9

KM

Point to Point

2,747' 837 m

High

2,664' 812 m

Low

154' 47 m

Up

95' 29 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Short, but scenic, kids will love being on the lookout for wildlife along this trail.

Pets in the park must be restrained at all times, and are not permitted in park buildings, on trails, or in the backcountry. Be aware that dogs can agitate bison and other animals, creating a dangerous situation.

Description

There are signs for the trail on the park road and there is limited parking on the side of the road at the trailhead. This nature trail has moderate to steep grades, as well as some flat sections. Some stairs are scattered along the trail in places where erosion would otherwise occur. The farthest point from the trailhead provides fantastic views of the ravines below as well as surrounding hill tops. It would be a good spot to scan the park with binoculars looking for wildlife.

Flora & Fauna

Bison, wild horses, juniper, native prairie grasses and wildflowers.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

Shared By:

Karen Ryberg

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 4 votes

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in South Unit

#744

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#2

in South Unit

#2

in North Dakota

#744

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View from the point furthest from out on the Ridgeline Trail
Apr 23, 2016 near Medora, ND

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Apr 13, 2019
Christina Cannon
0.6mi
Oct 1, 2018
Jeanette Mietzner Griffin
Steep stairs but great views and fun guided walk. 0.7mi — 5h 15m
Jul 11, 2018
Stephanie Cairney
Nice info book as you walked to learn.
Jul 4, 2018
Leslie Enerson
Beautiful hike!
Jun 14, 2018
Stephanie Wilocki
Aug 12, 2017
Kelsey Pizac
Jun 2, 2017
Dan Frechtling
Apr 22, 2017
Karen Ryberg