Featured HIKING 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.
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.
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.