Learn more about the Maah Daah Hey Trail and the Badlands
Maah Daah Hey Trail
The Maah Daah Hey Trail is a 144-mile non-motorized single-track through the Badlands of North Dakota.
The Maah Daah Hey Trail, which traverses through the Badlands and all three units of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, is at times rugged, challenging, yet also relaxing, and always amazing. There are 14 trailheads that provide direct access to the trail which is open year-round but it is best to check the weather before using the trail.
The International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) has designated the hiking, biking and horseback riding trail as EPIC, meaning it’s one of the top mountain biking trails in the United States, and the Maah Daah Hey Trail System has also received a 2022 Bicycling Travel Award as Best Hidden Gem in the United States.
Maah Daah Hey Trailblazer
Nick Ybarra is literally a trailblazer. The Watford City resident understands the trail's value to nearby communities and has made it a personal labor of love to see to its maintenance so others can enjoy the best of North Dakota's outdoors. See his story.