Presidential Trail at Mount Rushmore

The Presidential Trail is a half-mile loop that provides various views of the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial that can’t be missed. This easy trail meanders through the pines and near the blasting rubble left from workers carved the mountain decades ago. Along the trail, each president is highlighted with history provided by plaques found along the way.
Please note, parts of the trail are not wheelchair accessible.

Trail Elevation:
Trail Difficulty: Easy
Trail Distance: .5 mile

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