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Up Between the Hills

This was a good hike that went up one of the hills. It was slippery, at times, because of the dirt... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
bairslair
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Coldwater, Michigan
A nice hike

The trail is nice and hike is a bit hard, If you're a bit out of shape, you may want to skip this... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Bob J
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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Hiking trail that leads through the Badlands Wall and takes about a hour.
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

This was a good hike that went up one of the hills. It was slippery, at times, because of the dirt on the rocks. It met up with the Castle Trail on the other side of the hill. It was a fun hike, but take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

The trail is nice and hike is a bit hard, If you're a bit out of shape, you may want to skip this, but if you decide to take this hike, then take your time. It's another beautiful area of the park.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

The start of this trail is a hefty climb, when you get to the top, before the trail enters the prairie, there is a massive peak that can be climbed. It's a difficult climb, but offers some of the best views around. We loved it...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We went with 9 and 10 year old kids. It took us about 2 hours round trip after all the picture taking. It’s a great little hike involving some work, the trail links up with the castle trail at the top of the hill. Going...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

This is a short hike but it is uphill all the way. Once you get to the top the view is amazing. The hike will probably take about an hour round trip. There is loose soil so going down is the hard part.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

Very picturesque! the entire park is a must see! take plenty of water, a hat and sunscreen especially if you visiting mid day! just a wonderful spot!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank laronac
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

If you are short on time and looking for some interesting views, this is a good choice. The uphill portion is really not that difficult. He toughest part is really coming back down, as there are some areas of loose rock. We had actually accessed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

Saddle Pass Trail is the only one in the park that I would consider strenuous. Even then it's only a 1/4 mile in length so you should totally do it anyway. From the parking lot there a a couple of stretches up steep hills. After...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Raygun99
Reviewed 3 July 2018

This was an amazing view as we drove out of the park. We got some final pics and like other overlooks, we saw a different and amazing view.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 7 June 2018

We did this hike last year (end of June 2017) during our vacation to South Dakota. When we drove up to this portion of the drive on the loop, we decided to stop. I am so glad we did. The hike itself was a little...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Allison L
1 April 2018|
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Yes, we brought our infant (carrying) 5,8,10-year-old here. The path is a little bit strenuous and if it is rainy or snowy it will be slippery but we had fun and mud washes off. My kids had a blast looking at the rocks and... More
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Deanna J
21 August 2017|
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We went with two adults and a 9 and 10 year old. It took us probably about 2 hours round trip...but we dilly dallied with pictures and took our time.
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