Presidential Trail, Mt Rushmore

Keystone, SD
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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.

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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.

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East walk to get a closer view of the faces

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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.

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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.

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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.

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49 Completed 12 Reviews

Start from the left side of the monument for fewer uphill stairs. Breathtaking at night.

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Very nice for pictures, the sand is also very soft.

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Definite must if you are at Mount Rushmore! Some near views of the different presidents along the way.

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