Fort Mandan Nature & History Trail

Type: Greenway, Snow Trail
Length: 1.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - Mushing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Washburn, North Dakota, At Ft. Mandan just west of Mandan.
States: North Dakota
Counties: McLean
Latitude: 47.298007   Longitude: -101.08765

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The Fort Mandan Nature & History Trail is located at the replica of Fort Mandan, Lewis & dark's wintering post of 1804-05, along the Missouri River, west of Washburn, ND. The loop trail is comprised of fly-ash and cement, mixed to form a natural-looking, yet hard surface to accommodate wheelchair traffic. The trail takes walkers through the riparian forest of cottonwood trees, along the bank of the Missouri River. Filled with wildlife, including whitetail deer, pheasants, turkeys, Canada Geese and Bald Eagles nesting nearby, the Nature Trail provides a pristine environment for those enjoying it while they are visiting the Fort Mandan replica, which includes the Headwaters Fort Mandan Visitor Center and Fahlgren Park, with picnic shelters and playground area. The Trail is a partnership between the Lewis & dark Fort Mandan Foundation and many donors who have made it possible, including members of the energy industry, National Guard and ND Parks and Recreation.

Additional Details

Width: 72 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil with stabilizer

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 1,662
Elevation High Point: 1,665
Year Designated: 2006

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Kevin Kirkey
Lewis & Clark Fort Mandon Foundation
PO Box 607
Washburn , ND 58577
(701) 462-3430



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