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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +174/163 ft
Total: 22 riders
 

Mountain Biking Long X

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#3 of 34 mountain bike trails in North Dakota
#2690 in the world

Unlike the South unit of TRNP, there is no trail allowing bikes to go around the North unit. So you're left with a short MDH out-and-back which can not be connected to the rest of the MDH, of you can head out and make the turn on to the Long X trail to form a nice loop. Get a copy of the Little Missouri National Grasslands map. Unlike the Medora end, this end of the MDH is VERY remote and almost never visited, so you'll have the place all to yourself. Mileage for the loop is about 12. You can crank that up to about 16 if you include the out-and-back on the MDH to the park boundary.

First added by John Fisch on Jul 9, 2020. Last updated Jul 9, 2020. → add an update
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Getting there
rom Watford City, head South. After the entrance to the North Unit of the Teddy Roosevelt National Park, cross the river and make a right turn into the CCC Campground. Pick up the Maah Daah Hey Trail at the west end of the campground.
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  • isawtman

    Just a point of information, you can go around the Northern Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park by doing a 11 mile ride on mostly gravel roads.

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  • Sir_Fallsalot
    *****

    Just completed this loop recently. Camped at CCC. Lot of ruts hidden by grass that are parallel to the track. Some muddy inclines that are difficult to get your bike up. Encountered one rattlesnake. View is nice.

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  • Bheath
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    Vey fun trail, beautiful scenery, one of my favorite rides in North Dakota. My first time on the trail was with my 8 year old daughter and she did great we went a little slow, rested fairly often and it was a very enjoyable daddy daughter day.

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  • cdean1
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    Super fun when the trail is dry. Flowey and fun. The views of the Park are amazing. Big walls, cut showing the multiple sediment layers.

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