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Castle Trail

 7 votes

Length

5.3 Miles 8.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

Elevation

140' 43 m

Ascent

-117' -36 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

2,673' 815 m

High

2,605' 794 m

Low

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All Clear 68 days ago
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The longest trail in the park with great views, badlands and level trail.

ktboundary Thompson

Overview

National Park rules apply.
Features: Views
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

This is the longest trail in the park that begins at the Door and Window parking area and travels five miles one way to the Fossil Exhibit Trail.

Relatively level, the path passes along some badlands formations that both tower above you and drop away below you. Most of the trail is on flat prairie, but does occasionally wander into badlands topography where the trail is hard to follow. Looking ahead and surmising the path of least resistance will help to find the other side of the trail.

Flora & Fauna

Bison, rattlesnakes, bighorn sheep, antelope, prairie flowers in the spring.

Contacts

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Check-Ins

Aug 11, 2017
Ryan Riessen
We only did the eastern 3rd. Fun trail 2mi
Aug 2, 2017
Rebecca Wood
Didn't finish but was beautiful. 4.1mi
Jun 28, 2017
Jenn DeBeers
Jun 7, 2017
Jordan Roque
May 27, 2017
Justin Molina
Apr 7, 2017
Chris Sweat
10.6mi
Oct 5, 2016
nic sev
Aug 20, 2016
Molly Biagi
1h 30m

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 7 votes

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#10

in South Dakota

#3,275

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