National Wildlife Refuge System

17705 212th Ave. NW
Berthold, ND, 58718
Phone:
E-mail: uppersouris@fws.gov

CENTENNIAL WILDLIFE NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 2.25 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Admin Road

Special Features

  • Bird watching
  • Interpreted stops and benches




COTTONWOOD NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.89 Miles
  • Grade: Moderate
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 4.3
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Many birds can be sighted
  • Hawks, owls and songbirds use cottonwood trees as perches
  • Northern flickers and woodpeckers use them as homes and dining areas



OVERLOOK NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.05 Miles
  • Grade: Steep
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 10.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • Spectacular panoramic view of Souris River valley
  • Bring your binoculars and sit on a bench
  • Watch many types of water birds in the marsh below



OXBOW NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 1.06 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0.9
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed/hard packed

Special Features

  • Interpreted and accessible
  • Prime river bottom habitat of the Souris River
  • Woodlands, grassland edges and a river oxbow
  • Benches and interpretive signs


PELICAN NATURE TRAIL

Trail Information

  • Length: 0.25 Miles
  • Grade: Gentle
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 3.5
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Mowed

Special Features

  • American white pelicans and Canada geese
  • Blue-winged teal, mallards, deer, muskrat and mink
  • Wading birds such as great blue herons feed on minnows and frogs in shallow water
  • Photo blind available at the end of the trail


PRAIRIE-MARSH SCENIC DRIVE

Trail Information

  • Length: 3.3 Miles
  • Grade: Steep
    • GENTLE SLOPE: average slope 0% to 5%
    • MODERATE SLOPE: average slope 5% to 8%
    • STEEP SLOPE: slope of 8% or more
  • Cross Slope: 0.6
    • Cross slope is the grade that is perpendicular to the direction of the trail. Cross slope information is most useful to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are very difficult to drive or maneuver on steep cross slopes. A cross slope of less than 3% provides maximum accessibility.
  • Surface: Asphalt

Special Features

  • Self-guided scenic drive
  • Open to vehicles whenever the gate is open
  • Follow the signs which describe points of interest
  • Get out of your car and walk the coulees, roads and prairie-covered hills nearby


Last updated: October 28, 2010