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Saddle Pass Trail

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 4.3 (23)

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


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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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  4.3 from 23 votes

#236

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  4.3 from 23 votes
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#4

in South Dakota

#236

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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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Jun 20, 2020
Jake S
May 29, 2020
Katherine Newcomer
Jul 28, 2019
Saranya Subramanian
0.7mi
Jun 9, 2019
Paul Thalacker
Jun 3, 2019
Ryan Gillikin
10h 06m
Jun 1, 2019
Steve B
May 23, 2019
Katie C
Straight up. And then straight down. Clay was soft, footing was unsure, we turned around before the top. Rain clouds were moving in.
May 16, 2019
Elissa Covey