Badlands National Park Notch Trail: Best Hike in the Park

Without a doubt, Notch Trail is the best known and most popular hike at Badlands National Park. The Badlands National Park Notch Trail offers hikers a fun challenge.

In this story, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know before you hike Notch Trail.

Length: 1.5 miles out and back. Time: Plan to spend at least an hour and a half and up to two hours on this hike. Difficulty: Officially moderate to strenuous.

About Notch Trail

If you have a bad fear of heights, you might not want to attempt this hike. But you can always try it, see how you feel, and turn back if you need to.

Is Notch Trail scary?

The Notch trailhead is located at the south end of the parking lot that also serves the Door and Window trail heads on the eastern side of Badlands National Park.

How to get to Notch Trail

- Don’t undertake this amazing hike just for the view at the end. – Notch is one of the most popular trails in Badlands National Park.

Things you need to know about hiking Notch Trail

- At the start of this hike, signage will remind you to wear the proper shoes. Heed this warning.  - Avoid this hike during and after heavy rain as the path can be treacherous.

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