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Presidential Trail, SD

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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance Loop 0.55 miles
Trailhead Elevation 5,259 feet
Elevation Gain -80 feet
Accumulated Gain 125 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.18
Interest Historic
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   Sep, Jun, May, Oct
Sun  7:48am - 5:28pm
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Presidential Trail is a 0.55 mile round trip loop hike with 125 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 18 miles southwest of Rapid City South Dakota. The trailhead is car accessible. September and June are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Overview: Interpretive trail gives you close-ups of presidential faces from unusual angles. Information stands along the trail explain accomplishments of sculpted presidents along with some pages from US history and monument creation history. The trail is mostly stairs and is supposed to be walked clockwise.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Paved - Car Okay

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    Trail starts from the main viewing area on your left side if you are facing the presidents.
    page created by AndreyP on Dec 23 2012 3:08 am
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