Once off the boardwalk, you will hike 800 meters into the Badlands, on rough, uneven terrain.
This boardwalk trail ends at the Window, a viewpoint of “the Wall” and the pinnacles and spires that make the Badlands so famous.
If you do one hike in the park, this is the one you should do. The Notch Trail is our favorite of the bunch and it is one of the best hikes in Badlands National Park.
The Cliff Shelf Nature Trail is located near the base of the final viewpoint from the Notch Trail.
The Castle Trail is a 5-mile, point-to-point trail that wanders through the “backcountry” of the Badlands.
The Saddle Pass Trail is a short, strenuous hike in Badlands National Park. On the steep, somewhat slippery trail, you climb up into the colorful hills of the Badlands.