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Fat Girls Hiking: Badlands National Park

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Saddle Pass Trailhead

South Dakota 240

Interior, SD 57750

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The last stop on Fat Girls Hiking mini-National Park tour is Badlands National Park in South Dakota! Fat Girls Hiking founder, Summer, will be leading this hike. Check out more about Summer here: https://fatgirlshiking.com/about-us/


This Medicine Root Loop trail starts from the Saddle Pass trailhead & offers wildlife viewing opportunities through mixed grass prairie with the Badlands in the distance.


The hike: 4.5 mile loop with 337ft elevation gain. No toilets/ water at the trailhead. Dogs are not allowed. Kid/family friendly hike.


***Please Note****Fat Girls Hiking's Body Positive group hikes are open to ALL genders, ALL sizes, ALL skill levels. ADA accessible hikes have little to no elevation gain & under 2 miles, usually on paved or packed gravel trails. Other hikes are moderate-difficult with elevation gain usually between 200-800ft elevation gain & around 4 miles or less with natural trails, some with roots, stairs and uneven terrain. Please choose a hike that will meet your needs/abilities. During all of our hikes, we go at a pace that feels good for everyone. No one is left behind! We love to share our lived experiences with one another on the trail and hope to create a space where ALL feel welcome! We ask that anyone who joins our group events refrain from diet talk, body shaming or weight loss talk. We don't allow sexism, racism, homophobia, transphobia or any other form of bigotry.


Getting There: Google Maps "Saddle Pass trailhead, Interior, SD." There is a private vehicle fee: $20 - Valid for 7 days. It is 1.5 hours from Rapid City, SD.


Land Acknowledgement: This hike takes place on the unceded and ancestral territories of the Cheyenne and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Sioux) nations. Fat Girls Hiking acknowledges that this hike is on stolen land and our hikers may be guests, settlers & immigrants to this land. We recognize that outdoor recreation is rooted in colonialism and commit ourselves to undoing these dynamics while we’re on the trail.

Fat Girls Hiking group hikes are always free. However, we ask that if you are financial able to, consider making a donation to Fat Girls Hiking by purchasing a ticket to this hike. OR support the growth of FGH by donating to one of our accounts. This helps us to sustain the Fat Girls Hiking community. Funds go toward travel expenses to create new Fat Girls Hiking chapters, to purchase hiking gear & equipment for community members and so we can offer scholarships (for events that do cost money).

Pay Pal: fatgirlshiking@gmail.com or Venmo @fatgirlshiking are other ways to donate. We thank you so much for helping us sustain this community!

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Saddle Pass Trailhead

South Dakota 240

Interior, SD 57750

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