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Door trail

This is a lot of open space and will have number of trails for walking and exploring the badlands... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Great to stretch your boundaries and get on out there into the Badlands

Make sure to take the "offroad" option at the end of the boardwalk, following the 12 yellow poles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Green Bay
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Trail along dry, cracked earth.
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy walk” (13 reviews)
“short hike” (11 reviews)
“bring water” (10 reviews)
Badlands National Park, SD
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lot of open space and will have number of trails for walking and exploring the badlands. Many displays provided here where the fossils were found. It is possible to spend good amount of time to explore all the different formations.

Thank PNRao
Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure to take the "offroad" option at the end of the boardwalk, following the 12 yellow poles to the true end of the trail... the views you get will be worth it! Brings you right to the middle of a great section of the...More

Thank enstrim
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The sunset. Easy walk over the broad walk and then to 12 yellow posts guiding you deeper into the park. There's a bathroom, lots of parking - kids will love it as they can climb all over the place!!! A must see stop.

Thank Expattraveler100
Reviewed 1 week ago

The walkway is handicap accessible to the end of the boardwalk which is" the door" view of the Badlands. The area is great for climbing but be careful of the drop offs. This area gives one a first hand feel for the ruggedness of this...More

Thank larkenRidgefield_CT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy walk. Short in distance but views are worth it. Easy to follow path, yellow numbered markers up to 11 then end of path marked with sign "Trail end" Bring water.

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This trail offers some great views. If you take the trail at the end of the overlook the marks go to number 11. Will take 30-45 minutes. Start early, gets hot quickly.

1  Thank Gpackergal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Door Trail is an easy and fun trail through unique and beautiful scenery. The trail begins along a boardwalk but then allows you to walk through the craggy ground. In order to find your way through the crevices, there are yellow trail markers posted,...More

2  Thank EJW3
Reviewed 8 July 2017

It's just a 100 meters till the door but once through it, you see a great landscape, but not the finest in the park

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

This whole place is so amazing! It's such a contrast from the Black Hills we had just left only an hour or two away. We didn't have a whole lot of time to spend at the Park on our road trip, so this is the...More

1  Thank redheadedmama
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Could be rated a little higher than easy since you can make it as difficult as you want...at the end awesome canyon view! We went out about 11:00 a.m. on a 90 degree day, breeze helped but definitely heed the trail beginning that tells you...More

Thank Rob B
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