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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Right below M. Rushmore!

I highly recommend walking this trail. It is not too strenuous although there are A LOT of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
A unique view

I knew that this was the way that I wanted to see Mount Rushmore before getting there. Everything... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017
Lindstrom, Minnesota
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“mount rushmore” (89 reviews)
Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

I highly recommend walking this trail. It is not too strenuous although there are A LOT of stairs. But the views are amazing and worth every step.

Thank tonip961
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I knew that this was the way that I wanted to see Mount Rushmore before getting there. Everything that I read said that it was a strenuous walk with many stairs. The many stairs was accurate, the strenuous was not. If you are not in...More

Thank christine
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Nothing really great about the trail. It only took us about 20 minutes which included photo stops. I felt we had to do it so the kids could burn off some energy and to allow us to stay longer at the monument.

Thank Geno M
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Great trail. There are a bunch of steps to climb on the right side, but plenty of benches should you need a rest. The trail offers great views of Mount Rushmore from unusual angles.

Thank Suzie623
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

It's a pretty easy trail that takes half an hour or less and gets you the best views of the mountain.

Thank Alan W
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The visit to Mount Rushmore would not be complete without time on the Presidential Trail. A workout worth the trip.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Take the Presidential Trail while at Mt. Rushmore. History of the presidents along the way and some awesome views of the Mt. There are lots of steps/stairs.

Thank smalltownNorthDakota
Reviewed 27 July 2017

An easy trail that gets you even closer to the monument. Take the time for the short trip on the boardwalk.

Thank BovineDoc
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Be prepared for a good number of stairs (I think there is an option to go half way and turn around if you want to avoid stairs, but you'll only see half as well). The trail itself is not long and if you came to...More

Thank 50stateswithtwins
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Unless you're unable to walk well, don't miss the presidential trail. It's up and down with stairs, but you really get a close-up view of the various presidents. Awesome!

Thank lmeckfess
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Tom J
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Response from Betty E | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't remember.
Margaret M
14 May 2017|
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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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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