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“Go Beyond the Point!”

Reviewed 16 October 2017

It's a fairly easy hike to the Point (assuming bison are not blocking the trail) and a nice view from the Point. We highly recommend following the animal trails or just the canyon ridge and going further north beyond the Point.

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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The N. Unit scenic road dead-ends at a dramatic panoramic view over an oxbow bend in a river. It's a spectacular view (right by the parking lot).

From the parking lot, there's a relatively short (2.5 mile) trail to a different viewpoint over the same oxbow - the Sperati Point Trail. Do you need to hike this trail if you've seen the view from the viewpoint near the parking lot? No, you don't. But if you don't mind an easy/moderate hike, I would recommend this trail.

The Theodore Roosevelt National Park is an amazing park. This is one of only a few developed short trails in the N. Unit (listed on the sheet the park provides on developed hiking trails). You walk across some prairie land with wildflowers. Make sure you've got a hat, etc. as you're exposed to sun pretty much the whole time. The trail is level and not strenuous. When we were there, the trail diverged a couple times (as hikers had navigated around wet patches) but the routes kept re-converging - so an easy trail to follow. The "goal" is a view over the same oxbox you saw from the parking lot - but it's a different angle - and it's such a great view it's worth it.

4  Thank Hrothmir
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