Overview Presidential Trail, Mt Rushmore is a 0.5 mile trail located near Keystone, South Dakota. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Reviews Photos Tracks Cheryl Walker (527) 23 days ago N/A: 14 Completed 15 Reviews Nice boardwalk trail to get you closer to the base of Mt. Rushmore. It has signs along the way that go into detail about/feature the individual presidents. At the end there is a studio to visit before heading back up to the main area/visitor's center. Julie H (837) about 1 month ago N/A: 29 Completed 30 Reviews Nice for families. Do it in the evening and combine with lighting ceremony. Wayne Walk Jr (1788) 2 months ago N/A: 28 Completed 29 Reviews Nice views along this short trail. Good history to learn as you go. Kevin Ensminger (205) 3 months ago N/A: 6 Completed 6 Reviews This trail is mostly a boardwalk and meant for family and history. Nice. Tatiana Smith (6337) about 1 year ago N/A: 80 Completed 58 Reviews Okay walk, nice to get a few different views of Mount Rushmore from various angles. Nothing to special, but nice to do if you're there. Breck Tuttle (50306) about 1 year ago N/A: 341 Completed 343 Reviews East walk to get a closer view of the faces Scott Brown about 1 year ago N/A: 16 Completed 13 Reviews Easy walk, not very exiting as trails go. The part is worth seeing once but you can see it from a couple of turnouts leading up to it better then anywhere in the park itself. Fred Chenot (4106) about 1 year ago N/A: 47 Completed 35 Reviews Mount Rushmore is beautiful and inspiring, and the Presidential Trail has some views of the monument that aren't typically shown in photographs. The trail is definitely worth the thirty minutes or so it will take you to walk it. The trail surface is mostly level boardwalk, making most of the walking easy. However, moderate effort is occasionally required for stairs along the trail. There are several flights of stairs to climb at the end of the trail. Jack Tatsch (26336) over 1 year ago N/A: 334 Completed 334 Reviews My first trip to Mt Rushmore was in 1967, again in 1992, and the latest was 2012. Sometime between 1992 and 2012, the parking garage and columns was built. I liked it better before. My photos are from 1967 and 2012. On my 1992 trip, I came to visit and saw the monument lighted after dark. That was awesome. Mindy Gimbel (487) almost 2 years ago N/A: 50 Completed 12 Reviews Start from the left side of the monument for fewer uphill stairs. Breathtaking at night.