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Presidential Trail

Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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This trail is a GEM, The NPS did it right!

This is a lovely trail in Sept. If you enter the trail from the left hand side of the viewpoint... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steven S
A must when at the Memorial

The Trail takes you up and close to the Monument to get a better viewing of the faces and how much... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fresno, California
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Hiking trail at Mount Rushmore.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“nice walk” (72 reviews)
Keystone, SD
+1 605-574-2523
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely trail in Sept. If you enter the trail from the left hand side of the viewpoint, it is flat, paved and beautiful and gives you some great views up to the presidents. Then once you reach the stairs it is all...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed yesterday

The Trail takes you up and close to the Monument to get a better viewing of the faces and how much went into the process of making them. It has some stairs and steep walking but not to bad. Start on the left to avoid...More

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trail is s lovely walk. It is paved and has some stairs. Each president had an informational plaque near where their face is prominent who you look up. On the trail you are as close as you can be to the actual sculpture. There...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked on the trail our second visit while in Keystone. It was a very nice clean walk, got to see the monument a little closer different perspective. the only bad thing was they were doing construction on part of the trail. Therefore we had...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been to Mount Rushmore before but did not venture up the Presidential Trail. Wow what a view. The walk is easy and accessible to wheelchairs for the most part. The view is a whole different sight from sitting back on the venue sits....More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 3 days ago

the walk is great, not very long and although there are stairs it is very easy, if looking for the easier option start by going to the left.

Thank travelPixie100
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came a couple of days after Labor Day. Weather was great and the crowd was mostly seniors. Arrive early, they open at 8:00am, and do the walk. A few stairs but you can walk part of it & return if you don't want to do...More

Thank soonerlegend
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked the paved walkway of the Presidential Trail. It was A highlight of the monument. It gave us views of the carvings that you cannot see from the center. ITs an easy walk although posted towards the end that it is strenuous and some...More

Thank Caribbean5
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's the trail along the edge of my Rushmore. I would read more Rushmore reviews for more information about the trail

Thank KansasDavid
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must when you visit the monument and renting the audio headset is totally worth it. Allow plenty of time for the whole experience.

Thank smoody67
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Tom J
10 June 2017|
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Response from Betty E | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I don't remember.
Margaret M
14 May 2017|
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Response from Betty E | Reviewed this property |
You can buzz through it quickly in 1/2hr or enjoy and read captions and see more special views taking 1 to 1-1/2 hr. '
3 April 2017|
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Response from William O | Reviewed this property |
Depends on your stamina. I recommend clockwise, but either way works fine. My reasoning is that clockwise takes you to the close in viewing points sooner. And sometimes you will see mountain goats along that section of... More