National Trails Day on the MDHT – June 4

This is the 23rd year that the Maah Daah Hey Trail Association (MDHTA) and the USDA Forest Service will be hosting a celebration of National Trails Day on the Maah Daah Hey Trail System. This year’s project will be surfacing Trail in the Andrews Creek area near the West River Road located west of Medora. Read more

Trail Challenge 2022

MDHTA will again be sponsoring the MDH Trail Challenge in 2022. Challenge miles can be earned from using any of the trails in the Maah Daah Hey Trail System. These trails include the MDH, Buffalo Gap, Coal Creek, Juniper Spur, Bear Creek Spur, Ice Caves, Cottonwood, Bennett, Long X and Wolf. Trail miles are self-reported Read more

Burning Coal Vein Campground Water Shutoff

Burning Coal Vein Campground water was shutoff Thursday, June 24, 2021 until further notice. Campers and trail users will need to make alternative arrangements for water.

Park in Trailhead Parking South of Medora!

The US Forest Service has issued an warning to MDHT users to please park in trailhead parking south of Medora rather than along the East River Road. See the notice below. The Maah Daah Hey Trail offers scenic views and a premier outdoor experience for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding enthusiasts. We want your Read more

2017 Trails Day on the Buffalo Gap Trail

This year’s Trails Day event took place on the Buffalo Gap Trail west of Medora south of Old US 10. Forty-two volunteers from the Maah Daah Hey Trail Association along with other organizations, such as, US Forest Service, Save the MDH, and Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch joined forces to surface 1000 feet of trail. Read more

National Recreation Trail Designation

Its official! The entire 144 miles of the Maah Daah Hey Trail, including Maah Daah Hey 2, or The Deuce, has been designated a National Recreation Trail. The designation was made on December 14, 2016 by the Northern Regional Forester, Leanne Marten. The application for this designation was supported by the North Dakota Department of Read more

2016 Trails Day – A Great Day, A Great Success!

The 2016 Trails Day headquartered out of the Third Creek Trail Head drew 42 hard working folks from western as well as central North Dakota. Response from the volunteers was so good that all of the gravel used to surface the trail that day was spread by 10:30 am and an additional half mile of Read more

2015 Trails Day

Thirty hardy individuals participated in the 2015 National Trails Day event held on the Maah Daah Hey Trail on Saturday, June 6, 2015. The day before the event up to 2 inches of rain fell causing creeks and rivers to run high. But the clouds cleared out on Trails Day providing a perfect day to Read more

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