If there is one place in North Dakota that is a favorite for hikers from all over, it’s the badlands. Throughout the Little Missouri National Grasslands in the western region of the state, trails criss-cross through the unique landscape. The Maah Dah Hey Trail, for instance, is a trail system in the area over 90 miles long. But if you’re looking for what most people consider the most beautiful, scenic, and memorable hike there, then this is the one for you:

The Painted Canyon Overlook and the nature trail can both be accessed from the main road going through the South Unit of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The entrance can be found just outside of Medora, North Dakota. For more information about the park and its trails, click here.

OnlyInYourState may earn compensation through affiliate links in this article.

Explore North Dakota