Hiking

The Sandhills Walk entrance.

Visitors can enjoy two hiking trails at the southern end of the J. Clark Salyer NWR.


The Sandhills Walk is an unmarked trail where visitors can explore trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and wildlife.  The blue three-petaled spiderwort and prairie wild rose, state flower of North Dakota, are common.  The tiny ball cactus can be seen if you look close at the ground.  Watch out for poison ivy; this three-leaf creeping plant is found mainly beneath trees and shrubs.

 

The Bluebird Trail is a marked trail that will lead you to a picnic area and an outhouse.  Again, watch for poison ivy.  Please cooperate in keeping the picnic area clean by packing out all waste.

 

Please refer to our Scenic Trail Brochure or contact our office for more information about the location of each trail.

Whether you choose to hike one or both trails, remember to bring along a pair of binoculars, a variety of field guides, and some water.  Enjoy your hike!