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58 mi 94 km of trail 3 Featured Hikes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 26 Trails Intermediate Trails 0 Trails Hard Trails 0 Trails

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gem Favorite The sun sets over the Wind Canyon Trail as a distant rain shower adds to the drama. Photo credit: NPS/Dave Bruner.

Wind Canyon Overlook

(5) Medora, ND
gem Favorite Roosevelt's Maltese Cross Cabin is a must-see in his namesake national park.

Maltese Cross Cabin

(4) Medora, ND

Featured Hikes in South Unit - 3

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Favorite More of the Bad
Intermediate

Painted Canyon

1.1 mi 1.8 km • Loop • 262 ft Ascent 79.71 m Ascent

(9) Medora, ND
Favorite Horses along the way also seem to enjoy the Jones Creek Trail.
Intermediate

Jones/Lower Talkington/Lower Paddock Loop

11.8 mi 19.0 km • Loop • 509 ft Ascent 155.16 m Ascent

(6) Medora, ND
Favorite 6ft petrified stump located on the North Petrified Forest Trail.
Intermediate

Petrified Trail Loop

10.6 mi 17.1 km • Loop • 601 ft Ascent 183.11 m Ascent

(6) Medora, ND

Trails in South Unit - 23

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0.2 mi 0.3 km #1Boicourt Overlook Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
0.2 mi 0.3 km Medora, ND
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Ridgeline Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
0.6 mi 0.9 km Medora, ND
1.7 mi 2.7 km #3Badlands Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.7 km Medora, ND
0.5 mi 0.7 km #4Wind Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
0.5 mi 0.7 km Medora, ND
2.1 mi 3.4 km #5Painted Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
2.1 mi 3.4 km Medora, ND
1.9 mi 3.1 km #6Big Plateau Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Medora, ND
4.2 mi 6.8 km #7Lower Talkington Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.8 km Medora, ND
3.6 mi 5.8 km #8Jones Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.8 km Medora, ND
0.8 mi 1.2 km #9Coal Vein Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Medora, ND
5.2 mi 8.3 km #10Lone Tree Loop Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
5.2 mi 8.3 km Medora, ND
1.7 mi 2.8 km #11Ekblom Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
1.7 mi 2.8 km Medora, ND
2.6 mi 4.1 km #12Mike Auney Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.1 km Medora, ND
0.8 mi 1.3 km #13Painted Canyon Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Medora, ND
4.5 mi 7.2 km #14North Petrified Forest Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
4.5 mi 7.2 km Medora, ND
3.7 mi 6.0 km #15Lower Paddock Creek Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
3.7 mi 6.0 km Medora, ND
4.0 mi 6.5 km #16South Petrified Forest Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.5 km Medora, ND
2.8 mi 4.6 km #17Petrified Forest Loop Trail
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
2.8 mi 4.6 km Medora, ND
4.1 mi 6.6 km #18Upper Talkington Trail
Intermediate
Medora, ND
Intermediate
4.1 mi 6.6 km Medora, ND
6.9 mi 11.1 km #19Upper Paddock Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
6.9 mi 11.1 km Medora, ND
3.4 mi 5.5 km #20Roundup Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Medora, ND
Easy/Intermediate
3.4 mi 5.5 km Medora, ND
0.1 mi 0.2 km #21Skyline Vista
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Medora, ND
1.0 mi 1.6 km #22CCC Trail
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Medora, ND
1.6 mi 2.6 km #23Rim Trail
Easy
Medora, ND
Easy
1.6 mi 2.6 km Medora, ND

Photos of South Unit - 48

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View from the point furthest from out on the Ridgeline Trail
Apr 23, 2016 near Medora, ND
The sun sets over the Wind Canyon Trail as a distant rain shower adds to the drama. Photo credit: NPS/Dave Bruner.
May 25, 2017 near Medora, ND
Little Missouri River in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Apr 24, 2016 near Medora, ND
Horses along the way also seem to enjoy the Jones Creek Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near Medora, ND
Wild horses ahead of us on the trail.
Nov 8, 2015 near Medora, ND
A buffalo blocks the Roundup Trail.
Sep 19, 2019 near Medora, ND
Consulting the map at the junction of the Jones Creek and Roundup Trails.
Sep 19, 2019 near Medora, ND
View from the Roundup Trail.
Sep 19, 2019 near Medora, ND

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