Cliff Shelf Nature Trailhead, Badlands National Park

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  • This trail is located inside Badlands National Park (see separate Tripadvisor page) and requires a NPS pass or entrance fee to access ($25/car, $15/motorcycle, $12/hiker or bicycle, valid 7 days). It ...  more »
  • This is not a very long hike (1/2 mile) but it is more strenuous than walking on a level grade. Beware of the rattlesnakes (signs posted where there could be a problem). We never saw or heard any. The...  more »
  • This would make a great early evening hike if you’re looking to kill some time before the evening ranger program. Easy stroll on boardwalk/paved paths. Good view of Notch Trail Trail end. Saw some pro...  more »
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  • Definitely a great place to stop and stroll. Love how easy this accessible trail is... Has stairs along the cliffs to a nice vantage point.
  • Great easy hike, awesome views! Great for the whole family!
  • Every stop is unique. You get different views and all are amazing.
  • After travelling for thousands of kilometres and seeing lots of good land for free it seems ironic that we had to pay $20 to see some very bad land.
  • Great View of the park from the top of the trail. Trail is fairly easy and not too long. I would guess you could make the loop in 20 minutes or less, but I wasn't really timing it. Trail is pretty well defined so you won't stray off on accident and half of it is elevated off the ground.
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