Buckhorn Trail, Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
The Buckhorn Trail is an eleven-mile loop in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota. The trail begins and ends in a parking lot directly across from the North Unit Campground. Free permits are available for backcountry camping upon arrival.
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  • While the Buckhorn trail is an 11.4 mile (18.4k) long loop trail with access from the North Unit’s scenic drive on both the eastern and western ends of its loop, it is known for having sections that.....  more »
  • The ranger at the Visitor center recommended this stop as o e n of to miss if we couldn't do everything. It was a short but very steep climb to the top of a hill with views in every direction of the....  more »
  • The trail is fairly well marked out mosy places but quite easy to lose once it snakes through the prairie. I definitely recommend a GPS or good map incase you lose your way. If it is summer, be sure to bring extra water! The terrain is fairly flat with a few inclines scattered throughout. This is a great day hike with few travelers but ample wildlife to greet you along the way.
  • Cannonball Concretions and fantastic views.

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