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

Little Missouri State Park - 45 miles

Maah Daah Hey Trail – 144 Miles

Missouri River Natural Area – 5 Miles

North Country National Scenic Trail - 436 Miles

Pembina Gorge State Recreation Area– 23 Miles

Turtle River State Park – 14 Miles

Turtle Mountain State Recreation – 10 Miles


Paved Trails

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.

All North Dakota State Park and Recreation Area maps are available free on the OuterSpatial App.