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Badlands Spur

Intermediate
 5.0 (1)

Connects the Lower Talkington Trail and Lower Paddock Creek Trail allowing for a large loop.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

2,430' 741 m

High

2,354' 718 m

Low

39' 12 m

Up

115' 35 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids can easily handle this trail's mellow grades and short length.

Description

A singletrack dirt trail. The main attraction of this trail is that you can use it to connect to the Lower Talkington Trail and Lower Paddock Creek Trail or the Lower Talkington Trail and Upper Paddock Creek Trail to hike large loops in the park.

There is no separate parking area to access this trail although one could access it from the paved park road. It does have some beautiful badlands vistas that not many park visitors see.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers, bison, and wild horses.

Contacts

Land Manager: NPS - Theodore Roosevelt

Shared By:

Karen Ryberg

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  5.0 from 1 vote

#4

in South Unit

#3244

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#4

in South Unit

#7

in North Dakota

#3,244

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Photos

Enjoy this dramatic view along the Badlands Spur.
Apr 27, 2017 near Medora, ND
Rolling grasslands as a storm lurks in the distance
Jun 9, 2017 near Medora, ND
Clouds form over the Badlands Spur at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
May 25, 2017 near Medora, ND
Hiking Talkington Trail, in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota
Apr 8, 2020 near Medora, ND

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Apr 22, 2017
Karen Ryberg
One of the beautiful sectors of trail in the park. 1.8mi
Sep 28, 2013
Karen Ryberg
Love this section of trail, beautiful views.