There is very exciting work happening in North Dakota. After leaving the western terminus of The North Country Trail at Lake Sakakawea, The APT heads southwest over the Knife River, the Green River and eventuating at the LIttle Missouri. Following the Little Missouri, the trail enters into the southern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The route roughly follows the Maah Daah Hey Trail through some of the most scenic landscape on the APT. The trek continues on to the Northern Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park before turning west to cross the Yellowstone River. A new spur trail is being built from Watford City south and will connect into the APT. The APT goes through an abandoned railroad tunnel (bring your headlamp) and crosses a never used Railroad Bridge across The Yellowstone River. This area is of great historical significants, from the First Nations People to The Lewis and Clark expedition.
The Maah Daah Hey trail system showcases some of our country’s most unique and breathtaking terrain. Majestic plateaus, jagged peaks and valleys, large expanses of rolling prairie, and rivers intertwine to offer the adventurous outdoors enthusiast a taste of pure, unadulterated badlands.