Maah Daah Hey Trail | Medora, North Dakota
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150 Miles of Badlands

Some of the best single track in the world awaits you in the Badlands!

This 150-mile trail traverses the Badlands, Little Missouri National Grasslands, private land, and the North and South Units of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It draws people from all over the world to hike, bike, and horseback ride in the Badlands.

This trail will give you an amazing experience no matter how you choose to enjoy it.



150 Miles of Trail


Open Year-Round

Traversing the Trail

From the North, the trail begins at CCC Campground in McKenzie County, located 15 miles south of Watford City off Highway 85, and meanders south to Medora, and onward to Burning Coal Vein campground.

For your safety, before using the trail, contact the USFS and inquire about maps, regulations, trail updates, and possible water sources.

Remember, for your protection, exercise caution while using the trail for any outdoor activities you may have planned. Prepare for climate extremes, steep and slippery terrain, and unpredictable wildlife.

Trail Resources

Dakota Cyclery

Full-service bike shop in downtown Medora! Dakota Cyclery is Maah Dah Hey experts. Stop in for up-to-date trail conditions, maps, and advice.

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Shop cycling gear and apparel. Or stop in for repair, whether you need a wheel trued, a brake bleed, or air in your tires Dakota Cyclery can get you ride-ready. 

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Utilize the well-maintained fleet of rental bikes – from high-end full suspension for the Maah Daah Hey to flat bar road bikes for cruising Historic Medora.

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There are some great trails that lead right back into the town of Medora in a day’s ride! Take a one-way shuttle or a full guided tour through the Badlands. 


LAND offers unparalleled access to the beautiful Badlands and Little Missouri National Grassland’s extensive single-track and gravel trail systems.

The Badlands Race Series includes eight unique, all-season races on the Maah Daah Hey Trail, for everyone from serious competitors to first-time riders or runners.

Each year, LAND volunteers dig, mow, string-trim, and prune more than 100 miles of singletrack on the Maah Daah Hey trail system to #SAVEtheMDH.

Maah Daah Hey Trail Association

The Maah Daah Hey Trail Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the Maah Daah Hey through voluntary and public involvement, and in cooperation with the USFS.

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The Maah Daah Hey Trail Association provides eight strategically placed water caches along the Maah Daah Hey.

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There are 16 trailheads connecting access roads to the beautiful Maah Daah Hey. MDHTA provides a digital interactive guide to plan your excursion.

Forest Service: Dakota Prairie Grassland

Dakota Prairie Grassland manages activity on the Little Missouri National Grasslands — the largest grassland in the country, encompassing the colorful and beautiful badlands.

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Stay informed with guidance on hiking, biking, riding and camping, hunting, fishing, and more along the Maah Daah Hey.