Presidential Trail, Keystone

4.7
#1 of 18 in Trails in South Dakota
For an expansive view of the faces on Mt. Rushmore, set out on Presidential Trail, a short walk that will take you to the base of the mountain. The trail is an easy-to-moderate, 800 m (0.5 mi) boardwalk track with signs along the way that offer information about presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln. An information hut features material about Danish-American sculptor Gutzon Borglum and his son, who sculpted the 18 m (60 ft) heads of the presidents between 1927 and 1941. As you stroll along the boardwalk, you will get views of presidents from a number of angles. In addition to looking up, be sure to take some time to look all around for a glimpse of some local wildlife. Put Presidential Trail at the forefront of your travel plans using our Keystone road trip planning site .
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  • Wow, the trail takes you as close as you can get to the statues. Even though there wee many people walking around, the crowds were well behaved and in awe of what they were seeing. Marvellous.  more »
  • very accessible, easy level! if I did you can do it! And you'll see the presidents' nostrils up close! arrival at the end of the day, few people, nickel! it's like they're just here for us!
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