The Wall

Total Miles
3.1

Elevation

928.47 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a dirt trail that runs along the cliff edge of Buffalo National Grasslands overlooking part of the Badlands and offering numerous boondocking locations. Both north and south ends of the trail are along Highway 240. The trail offers expansive views of the northern parts of the Badlands to the east.

Photos of The Wall

The Wall
The Wall
The Wall

Difficulty

Some large potholes along southern trail access point and a mildly steep section on the mid-north end of of the rim section. Can be driven with 2wd vehicles with moderate ground clearance. Most RVs can access the entire length with caution.

Technical Rating

1

Status Reports

Logan Muncy
May 11, 2024
2022 Ford F-Series
Open
Normal
Dusty
Got in at around sunset to boondock. Lots of spots open but it was still filling up. Trail was dry with a few ruts but plenty of people out in 2WD vehicles. Entrance was a little difficult to spot at night but if you have OnX open or even regular maps show it as “Bandlands Boondocking Site” The views are amazing at almost every part of The Wall
Tiffany Smith
Apr 21, 2024
2022 Ford Bronco
Open
Dusty
This is a well maintained gravel driving surface often used for boondocking.
Brandon Dubrowski
Aug 27, 2023
4x4
Open

Access Description

Access is along Highway 240 southbound from Wall, South Dakota. Both north and south access points are along Highway 240. The South access point is near the twin radio towers.

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