Hike To This Ancient Forest In North Dakota That’s Home To 55-Million-Year-Old Trees
North Dakota has many beautiful hikes through the trees all across the state. They definitely prove the stereotype that this state is treeless wrong! In fact, not only does North Dakota have plenty of trees and forests, it also has one of the largest petrified forests in the entire country. Luckily for us there is a hiking trail right through it that will take you on a journey to see these prehistoric trees from millions of years ago. It is one of the most unique trails in the entire state, and you’ll want to experience it.
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The Petrified Forest Loop is located in the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park near Medora, North Dakota. For more information on the trail and other trails in the park, click here.
Leah moved to North Dakota when she was 12 years old and has traveled from the Red River Valley to the badlands and many places in between. She loves small-town life and currently enjoys living on a small farm in the ND prairie. She's always had a passion for writing and has participated in novel writing challenges such as NaNoWriMo multiple times. Her favorite part about this job is recognizing small businesses that deserve a boost and seeing the positive affect her articles can have on their traffic, especially in rural areas that might have otherwise gone overlooked.
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