Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, Badlands National Park

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead is located in Badlands National Park. Use our Badlands National Park sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead and other attractions in Badlands National Park.
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  • This was a nice short climb to get you some views of the park. It is a little shaded which is appreciated if you go during the day. It is a short climb, and worth the end result  more »
  • Great place to stop along the Loop Road to stretch your legs and get in some fantastic views. An easy half mile loop that most people should have no trouble doing.  more »
  • Super great place to get out of the car and enjoy the magic of the badlands. Great pictures around every corner. Bring good shoes and if it’s been raining it’s very slippery.
  • This is my favorite little trail in Badlands National Park, however I work here, so I might be a bit prejudiced. It is a half mile long, and is part boardwalk and part regular trail, but it does climb to a high point and gives you a good view of the lower prairie, and it also goes through a small copse of woods, which is a bit unusual in badlands. It is somewhat passable even when wet, which is different than most of the trails. A nice trail that isn't too long for those of us who aren't major hikers.

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