Best North Dakota Hiking Trails

North Dakota has 7 hikes.

Located in the US, the hiking in North Dakota offers more than a half-dozen beautiful hikes and backpacking trails. The best North Dakota hiking based on popularity are considered to be Achenbach/Buckhorn Trails, Turtle River State Park, Long-X Loop, Lonetree Wildlife Management Area, and Little Missouri State Park. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a North Dakota hiking trail below.

Featured HIKING TRAILS

Achenbach/Buckhorn Trails

Near Medora, the Achenbach and Buckhorn trails run through the 70,000 acre Theodore Roosevelt National Park. From its trailhead at the Squaw Creek Campground in the parks North Unit, the 16-mile Achenbach Trail fords the Little Missouri River a couple of times while snaking through the Achenbach Hills, a line of barren clay buttes dotted with juniper and sagebrush.  MORE INFO

Turtle River State Park

Near Arvilla in the Turtle River State Park, the North Star Trail is a 10 mile scenic hiking loop through thickly wooded terrain with several stream crossings. The trails in this area tend to be hard packed clay.  MORE INFO

Long-X Loop

Near Watford City, the Custer National Forest has several miles of trails through rolling plains and steep badlands including the Long X Loop Trail (8.5 miles) and the Summit Trail (4.5 miles). These multi-use trails are also shared with mountain bikers, so watch out.  MORE INFO