© 2009 Carl Johnson
Badlands National Park offers a variety of designated hiking trails that allow you to experience the beauty of the park upclose and personal. Hikes range from flat stretches through the prairie landscape to uphill climbs through the Badlands formations. If you are new to the park, consult with rangers at the Ben Reifel Visitor Center. They can provide advice about trails, as well as recommendations for different fitness and experience levels. For those looking to get off the beaten path, find out more about our backcountry camping and hiking policies.
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Interactive panoramas created by Artist in Residence Rikk Flohr
Things to Remember
• Always carry water! Two quarts per person per two hour hike is recommended.
Did You Know?
The Cedar Pass Lodge dates back to 1928 when Ben Millard and his sister Clara opened the Cedar Pass Camp to provide services to tourists braving the area's dusty, undeveloped roads. The Camp once consisted of a grocery store, gas station, dance hall, and cabins. It remains an oasis for travelers.