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Saddle Pass Trail

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 4.4 (28)

A short but somewhat strenuous trail with a great viewpoint at the top.


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0.3

Miles

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KM

Point to Point

2,620' 799 m

High

2,414' 736 m

Low

206' 63 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (7°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

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Description

This short trail ascends the Badlands Wall to a vista over the White River Valley. The trail ends where it connects with the Castle Trail and Medicine Root Trail.

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Kyle Thompson

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 28 votes

#160

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  4.4 from 28 votes
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#3

in South Dakota

#160

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Photos

View from Saddle Pass. Credit: Familyrambling.com
May 8, 2015 near Kadoka, SD
Badlands National Park's many colors. with permission from RAllen
Mar 10, 2016 near Kadoka, SD
View from the Saddle Pass Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Kadoka, SD
Intersection of the Castle Trail, Medicine Root Trail and Saddle Pass Trail.
Apr 15, 2016 near Kadoka, SD

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Jul 15, 2021
Thomas Horn
gravel is slippery
Jul 10, 2021
Ryan Shreve
0.8mi
May 31, 2021
Liz Rogers
Best place to view the sunset 0.6mi
Apr 3, 2021
James Fellrath
Took the trip up to the top with my daughter and loved it. Very challenging - but doable without any equipment. 0.3mi — 0h 30m
Dec 23, 2020
Josh Hull
Oct 4, 2020
John Ryan
Very steep, great views! 2mi
Aug 31, 2020
Scott S
10h 00m
Jun 20, 2020
Jake S