Length: 4.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: Fort Abraham Lincoln, At Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park southwest of Bismarck.
States: North Dakota
Latitude: 46.765728 Longitude: -100.846107
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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.
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
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