Sheep Mountain Table Road

Total Miles


997.47 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This an easy, scenic dirt road that leads to some really cool overlooks of the south portion of Badlands National Park. It has 2 distinct sections with the first part being accessible to all vehicles and the second part only for high clearance 4WD vehicles. There are multiple places to stop and take pictures or admire the scenery and is usually not crowded, especially the second part of the trail.


First half of the trail is a wide gravel road with washboard sections but is mostly smooth surface, accessible by any vehicle (i.e. Cars). Once it climbs to the top of the table, there is a sign where the second part starts which is only accessible to high clearance 4WD vehicles. This second part is slightly more challenging with some soft sand, off camber roads and a few deep mud spots, though all the muddy parts have bypasses which really mean that any 4WD SUV should make it without an issue when it's generally dry. It ends abruptly at the end of the table without much space to make a 3-point turn so plan accordingly. It probably gets more difficult when wet due to very nasty, thick mud so beware of the weather.

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Access Description

A couple of miles South of the small town of Scenic, SD, on the southern part of Badlands NP.