Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, Badlands National Park

(4.7/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web)
Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead is located in Badlands National Park. Plan your visit to Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Badlands National Park family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This is a really short and easy trail that is a lot of boardwalks and some staircases. It does gain some elevation. it is a nice walk through a juniper forest, one of the only areas in the park with t...  more »
  • This we found a nice hiking route, short about 15-20 minutes but well worth the effort. Nice view and a small piece by small forest, or path with trees and nice birds seen.
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  • This relatively short trail goes up some stairs and steep inclines adding some strenuousness. There is actually some shade here - if it's very hot and you want more shade ascend counter-clockwise and ...  more »
Google
  • Very interesting place to visit. Beautiful scenery and very good paths, just keep an eye out for rattle snakes, however, I did not see or hear any.