Across North Dakota, outdoor enthusiasts have a wide choice of trails to help them explore the state’s diverse terrain, beautiful scenery, and historical landmarks. Through state parks, recreation area, nature preserves, and natural areas North Dakota Trails bring trail users down paths of discovery, enlightenment and provide a better understanding of this unique state.
Where to Hike
Beaver Lake State Park – 5 Miles
Cross Ranch State Park – 13 Miles
Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park – 14 Miles
Fort Ransom State Park – 15.5 Miles
Fort Stevenson State Park – 9.5 Miles
Grahams Island State Park – 2 Miles
Icelandic State Park – 4 Miles
Lake Metigoshe State Park – 20 Miles
Lake Sakakawea State Park – 5 Miles
Lewis & Clark State Park – 8 Miles
Maah Daah Hey Trail – 144 Miles
Missouri River Natural Area – 5 Miles
Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area– 23 Miles
Turtle River State Park – 14 Miles
Turtle Mountain State Recreation – 10 Miles
In partnership with local communities, the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department has four parks that offer paved trails connecting users from state parks to cities.
Missouri Valley Millennium Legacy Trail: This paved trail connects visitors of Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to a number of historical, recreational, and cultural places along the Missouri River. The trail from the park into the City of Mandan stretches 2.9 miles. Hikers can access this trail at a number of spots along the park’s main road.
Lake Metigoshe Paved Trail: This paved trail is an 11-mile loop that runs parallel to Lake Loop Road. Hikers can access this trail at the entrance of the park.
Cavlandic Trail: The Cavlandic trail runs from the city of Cavalier to Icelandic State Park. The trail is 6.5 miles one way and provides users access to a number of amenities in the city of Cavalier.
Washburn Discovery Trail: The 2.2 mile Washburn Discovery Trail begins in Harmony Park at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. It is a certified Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail site. The concrete trail proceeds to Washburn's Riverside Park, taking in vistas of the Missouri River along the way.
All North Dakota State Park and Recreation Area maps are available free on Avenza maps.