Great Divide Trail For Mountain Biking

The 3rd most popular mountain bike trail in North Dakota.

Near Medora, the Great Divide Trail is an infrequently used 9 mile trail. It begins from East River Road near Painted Badlands Ranch on the doublemountain bike track beyond gate #739B. Continue on track left along fence to gate #2. The trail is faint beyond this gate through thick grasses. Proceed to the right around the ridge to gate #3. Watch for white marker and turn left eventually heading down to the Ranchorama Road which leads back into Medora.

Overall, Great Divide Trail is the 3rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 8 mountain biking rides in North Dakota.


Local Contact(s):  ND Tourism (800) 435-5663; Dakota Cyclery, Medora.

Best Season:  Mar. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Squaw Creek Campground

Luxury Loding:  Rough Rider Hotel, Medora (701) 623-4444

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/2/2016

ID:  6321


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