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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Nice walk

Nice walk but very busy and part of the trail is closed so you turn around and come back which does... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
leahjo
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Iowa
Under Construction

This was our second visit. We thought we would go down the the right to get on the trail, but we... read more

Reviewed 2 July 2018
Crystal P
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice walk” (79 reviews)
“mount rushmore” (97 reviews)
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Keystone, SD
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"nice walk"
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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"
in 46 reviews
"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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"turn around"
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"short hike"
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"easy hike"
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"great pictures"
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Nice walk but very busy and part of the trail is closed so you turn around and come back which does not help with crazy traffic. Easy for the kids

2  Thank leahjo
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Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

This was our second visit. We thought we would go down the the right to get on the trail, but we were wrong. We saw the sign saying the Sculptors studio was closed. I figured it was moved up to the main area we walked...More

1  Thank Crystal P
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

Mt Rushmore was just excellent!! Very beautiful well kept memorial. The night time lighting was very nice with a great video. The lighting happens promptly at 9:30 pm while the video is still playing; we didn't realize that so take note if it is important...More

1  Thank Linda T
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

The views are incredible throughout the walk around the memorial. It is great to get to see different angles of the memorial.

Thank BedCab
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Reviewed 28 June 2018

While you're visiting Mount Rushmore, plan to spend an hour or so walking the Presidential Trail. It's an easy walk that affords numerous views of the carvings, some of which are quite close. The walk itself is quite easy but there are some stairs involved.

Thank Sandro M
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

I would recommend this trail to anyone that visits Mount Rushmore. The trail takes you closer and offers unique views.

Thank Traveler76AZ
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The Presidential Trail is a great way to really appreciate all the different aspects of this momentous carving. There are some truly unique views. When you are here, you get the sense that you need to soak it all in. There's no better way to...More

1  Thank Donovan L
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

What can I say! Mount Rushmore is a place that every American family should have on their “must see” list! The monument is stunning the hike isn’t too strenuous (assuming you stop every 50 stairs or so like I did lol) and the View is...More

1  Thank Shauna S
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Entire family enjoyed. Our ranger Dorothy was well-informed, very helpful and explained clearly the points along the way. Not a steep 2 tenths of a mile walk. Lots of benches at key points along the route. Great views. We will return.

Thank Igarontee
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The trail is easy and .5 mile short. Very easy hiking. I would suggest everyone to it. Plus, you'll get a little exercise.

Thank Fam_Tvler
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Ira J
26 March 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
14 March 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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