Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park's non-motorized trail system covers approximately 6.75 miles in a series of loops and several connecting segment trails that are open for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Most of the trail system surface is either grass, dirt or hard-packed single-track, with manageable grades with only a few steeper sections.
Scouts Trail System: The non-motorized, multi-use Scouts Trail System covers 6.75 miles in a series of loops and connecting trails. Most of the surface is hard-packed single-track, with manageable grades and only a few steeper sections. The trail system joins the Mandan-Fort Lincoln Bike Trail just south of the Infantry Post Road. The Scouts Trail System is open for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The Scouts Trail System head is located at the Valley picnic shelter.
Little Soldier Loop Trail: This is a 1.76-mile trail segment that starts at the Valley picnic shelter and meets up with the Young Hawk Interpretive Trail. The trail provides excellent vistas of the On-A-Slant Village, Missouri and Heart rivers and the city of Bismarck.
Young Hawk Interpretive Trail: A 1.1-mile trail that starts and ends at the picnic shelter. The trail contains several numbered posts and a corresponding trail guide describing the history, plant and wildlife of the area. Trail guides are available at the trail head, Visitor Center and entrance stations.
Bob Tailed Pass: A .88-mile trail that connects Little Soldier and Bloody Knife Trail Loops. The trail segment winds through prairie, shrublands and woodlands. The trail runs past the Post Cemetery.
Little Sioux Trail: A 1.04-mile loop that leads through native prairie, buffaloberry and snowberry shrublands and green ash woodlands. The trail goes to the furthest reaches of the state park.
Bloody Knife Trail: A 1.97-mile loop trail starting just south of the Post Cemetery running south to the horse corrals. A portion of this trail is designated for horse and hiking use only. The trail is close to the reconstructed Cavalry Post. Bikes are not allowed within the Cavalry Square. The scenic trail offers excellent bird watching opportunities.
Nature Trail: A .17 mile trail designated for hiking. This narrow trail runs along the banks of the Missouri River, beginning at the south parking lot near the basketball court and ending near the north parking lot by the park's cabins.