Scout's Trail

photo: photo from ND Parks and Recreation Department Type: Backcountry
Length: 4.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Fort Abraham Lincoln, At Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park southwest of Bismarck.
States: North Dakota
Counties: Morton
Latitude: 46.765728   Longitude: -100.846107

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Description

The Scout's trail is located within Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park. The park is home to the Fort
Abraham Lincoln Calvary and Infantry posts, as well as the Custer House. Interpretive opportunities
'abound for Native American culture, military history, the geology of the Missouri and Heart rivers,
native prairie, wildlife, and transportation on the Missouri. The Lewis and Clark Expedition camped in
this area on October 20, 1804 and their journal referenced the abandoned Mandan "On-a-Slant Village", which is located within the park. This trail will connect to the 37 mile paved trail system of Bismarck
and Mandan. Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park offers modem campgrounds, camping cabins, comfort
stations, and food and horse concessions. Interpretation is one of the main components of the visitors' experience at the park, with a series of interpretive signs, guided tours, living history displays and special events. At least three parking lots are directly adjacent to the trail for users to access.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted

Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 1,760
Elevation High Point: 1,900
Year Designated: 2008

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:
Dan Schelske
North Dakota Parks & Rec Dept
4480 Fort Lincoln Road
Mandan , ND 58503 -649
(701) 667-6340
falsp@state.nd.us
http://parkrec.nd.gov/Parks/FLSP.htm

Information Contact:
Marc Brown
North Dakota Parks & Rec Dept

(701) 328-5354
mbrown@state.nd.us
http://www.parkrec.nd.gov

 

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