We briefly stopped at the visitor center then drove the park road (28 miles round trip) to the trailhead for the Sperait Point Trail at the Oxbow Overlook . The Sperait Point Trail is actually a short part of the much longer Achenbach Hills Trail. This is a 2.4 mile roundtrip hike across grasslands to the Little Missouri River overlook. The trail takes you through rolling prairie and is rated easy to moderate. The grasslands were in magnificent bloom. It seemed like every few feet there was a flower demanding to have its picture taken. Coming from the desert southwest, one of the big surprises was finding cactus. I guess that must tell you that you will get much the same view of the river and the valley that you get from the Oxbow Overlook; however, you will have missed all the subtle beauty that is the prairie grasslands. The North Unit of the park gets fewer visitors than the South Unit and we can testify to that fact. We were very much alone on this very nice trail.
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