13 Fantastic Hiking, Biking and Horseback Riding Trails in North Dakota
More than 25 miles of trails crisscross this popular park’s stunning Badlands terrain. Most trails are accessible only by horseback or foot. Guided tours and horse rentals are available. Bobcats, mule deer, golden eagles and other wildlife roam this primitive North Dakota park.
This trail is a premier footpath that links communities, forests and prairies across seven northern states. Much of the NCNST in North Dakota is located on open, rolling prairie, perfect for scenic strolls and photo ops.
Located in the beautiful Pembina Gorge, this forested valley follows the meandering Pembina River and is one of North Dakota’s most scenic river valleys. It is also home to elk and more than 75 species of breeding birds. Enjoy hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, ATVs and snowmobiling.
The International Peace Garden is one of the continent’s most symbolic and scenic attractions. The tribute to peace and friendship between the United States and Canada boasts 2,300 acres, including two pristine freshwater lakes, scenic hiking and driving trails, wildflowers and waterfalls.
Get spectacular views along the 14-mile scenic drive, which features turnouts with interpretive signs. Self-guided nature trails take you through coulees and breaks. Visit the prairie dog town, Oxbow Overlook and the Edge of Glacier Pullout.
Admire the 26th president's contribution to conservation at this national park. The North Dakota Badlands provide a scenic backdrop, and you may spot buffalo, deer, elk, bighorn sheep, wild horses, mule deer and prairie dogs. Want more action? Options include hiking trails through the Badlands, trail rides on horseback and canoeing the Little Missouri River.
This 96-mile trail runs through the South Unit and the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and offers hiking in badland and rolling prairie landscapes, along with opportunities for overnight camping and wildlife sightings that include mule deer, coyotes, an occasional golden eagle, bison and feral horses.
Situated in a picturesque, heavily-wooded valley, this state park is located on the Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway. Float the Sheyenne River during the summer (kayak and canoe rentals are available) and snowmobile and cross-country ski during winter months. Don’t miss the annual Sodbuster Days celebrations, with demonstrations of early homesteading life.