Notch Trail

After meandering through a canyon, this trail climbs a log ladder and follows a ledge to “the Notch” for a dramatic view of the White River Valley.
Trail begins at the south end of the Door and Window parking area. Watch for drop-offs. Not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Treacherous during or after heavy rains.

Trail Elevation:
Trail Difficulty: Difficult, Moderate
Trail Distance: 1.5 miles/2.4 km (round trip)

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BHNF Trail #15: Iron Creek

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BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak North

BHNF Trail #68: Eagle Cliff Trails

BHNF Trail #68: Eagle Cliff Trails

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Cold Brook Canyon Trail at Wind Cave National Park

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Harbach Park / Custer Trailhead

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Creekside Trail at Custer State Park

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South Side and Valley View Trails at Devils Tower National Monument

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French Creek Trailhead Horse Camp

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Wind Cave Canyon Trail

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Lake Thompson Recreation Area

Pilot Knob Trailhead

Pilot Knob Trailhead

Lake Louise Recreation Area

Lake Louise Recreation Area

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Tamarack Gulch Trailhead

Tower Trail at Devils Tower National Monument

Tower Trail at Devils Tower National Monument

Boland Ridge Trail at Wind Cave National Park

Boland Ridge Trail at Wind Cave National Park

Beaver Creek Nature Area

Beaver Creek Nature Area

Serenity Trail

Serenity Trail

BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak South

BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak South