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Up close and personal to the Presidents

a fairly easy walk wit a few steps involved to get a close up of the Presidents and the rocks that... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GazandJude
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Sydney, Australia
A great view of the monument

The presidential trail allowed us a different point of view on the Mount Rushmore. Less crowded and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Manon C
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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All reviews nice walk different angles mount rushmore few stairs sculptor's studio audio tour take your time worth the effort great hike short hike turn around easy hike closer look photo opportunities great pictures mountain goats take pictures
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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.

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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 underneath trees it was a delight! serendipitously, I came across a Ranger interpretation. I hope you can find one of these talks, the Visitor Center will direct you towards the scheduled times. Just to stand there right underneath the chins of the four presidents, contemplating our heritage, was a joy.

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Reviewed 30 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.

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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 take photos or a rest.

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. It's a great experience for young and old alike.

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