North Dakota is a vastly underrated state; as a result, it’s rarely ever crowded here, and our hiking trails are often pretty quiet. A hiking trail spans 4,800 miles across eight states, beginning in Vermont and ending right here in our own backyards at Lake Sakakawea State Park. It’s the famed North Country National Scenic Trail, and 225 miles of it are all ours. Come check out one of the best hikes in North Dakota that happens to be one of the best hikes in seven other states, too!

For more information about the North Dakota leg of this amazing hike, visit the official North Dakota Tourism website.

Need something a little shorter? Check out these epic hikes in North Dakota that are three miles long or less!

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