Castle Trailhead

Wooden boardwalk gives way to rolling badlands formations and a meandering trail.
Navigating through the Badlands can be a fun challenge for experienced hikers.

NPS Photo / Serena Rosales

Quick Facts
Wall, SD
The Castle Trail is the longest trail in the park and is a good challenge for hikers.

Information Kiosk/Bulletin Board, Parking - Auto, Parking - Bus/RV, Restroom, Trailhead

The longest trail in the park travels five miles (ten miles round-trip) between the Door and Window parking area and Fossil Exhibit Trail. Relatively level, the path passes along some Badlands formations. The trailheadĀ is equipped with backcountry camping registration kiosks.

Badlands National Park

Last updated: December 14, 2020