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Presidential Trail

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Address: Keystone, SD
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.

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Warm but interesting

A must-walk to see the presidents up close and to learn about their life. I advise to talk the walk going left, so you pass the presidents first. This way the stairs aren't that... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Pernille H
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Denmark
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Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A must-walk to see the presidents up close and to learn about their life. I advise to talk the walk going left, so you pass the presidents first. This way the stairs aren't that hard, because you mostly go down hill. It can be extremely hot so bring lots of water and a hat.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great hike, really cool to see the stone that was blown out by all they dynamite. The stones have honey combed drill marks where they placed the dynamite inside. Pretty cool. Hike is average IMHO, most anyone could do it.

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Oakley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

This trail takes you right too the bottom of the scree field of rocks blasted from the mountain to create the sculptures. Nice alcoves with history of the Presidents. Visited in late October so we had minimal crowds, but I can imagine it being full of people during the summer. Do it if you can!

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

It was short trail that brought us closer to the monument and gave us different views of the sculptures. It was a pleasant and enjoyable stroll and gave us the opportunity to appreciate the monument.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

You have to go on the trail when you visit the memorial. Its only a half mile trail so its absolutely little kid friendly. You get some amazing views of Rushmore at different angles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I loved the Presidential Trail. It was more strenuous that I had expected. We went to the left since we had heard it was the easiest for my husband's bad knees. But by the time we made it all the way through, we were pooped! I don't regret it, but hubby's knees probably do!

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Bad Homburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

In the year celebrating National Parks 100th birthday, it was mandatory to go visit the "mother" of US national monuments. I was excited to finally see the four presidents after a two day drive from Kansas (and of course the overseas trip from Germany before that). 10$ admission fee for parking the car, being valid for a whole year. (with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very informative and you get to see a different view than from the platform. Take elevator if you are wheelchair bound.

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

This is a short 1/2 mile hike at the base of Mount Rushmore. There are stairs, so take your time. Very nice for families & it goes right by the restrooms.

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Hawthorne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

But get the audio tour guide at the info center before walking in. It is an outstanding walking tour, but it is not suitable for handicapped or physically challenged people. You get as close as you possibly can to the the monument.

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