237 votes

Notch Trail

South Dakota 57750 USA

  • Independent
  • Not Wheelchair
  • No Public
  • No Wifi
Add to Trip
Remove Ads

“the perfect view of the white river valley”

1.5 miles/2.4 km (round trip) Moderate to strenuous. After meandering through a canyon, this trail climbs a log ladder and follows a ledge to "the Notch" for a dramatic view of the White River Valley. Trail begins at the south end of the Door and Window parking area. Watch for drop-offs. Not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Treacherous during or after heavy rains.

Read More >
Add Review
Your Rating

Reviewed by

  • 14 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
July 24, 2018
Rated 5.0

Great trail. There is a bit of climbing. Watch small children. The ladder is not bad going up, but you have to watch your step as you start down. Beware of snakes. We came across two snakes making their way across the path.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Codi Byington

  • 57 Reviews
  • 11 Helpful
January 07, 2022
Rated 4.0

Really fun trail. We had a shoulder carrier for our 2 year old which allowed us to climb up the ladder. If you are scared of heights I would not recommend. After you climb the ladder the trail goes on for a ways and you get some pretty great sights.

Was this helpful?

Reviewed by

  • 3 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
September 22, 2019
Rated 5.0

Super Cool Trail. Only took about an hour.

Was this helpful?

Be the first to add a review to the Notch Trail.

Notch Trail

South Dakota
57750 USA

Hours not available

Problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
See More Details (5)
Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Philip, South Dakota
Wall, South Dakota

Click to discover a
great deal!

Wall, South Dakota

Click to discover a
great deal!

Wall, South Dakota
Interior, South Dakota

Related Trip Guides

Remove Ads