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11.4 miles

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Jones/Lower Talkington/Lower Paddock Loop

North Dakota

  • Hiking along the Jones Creek Trail in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

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Jones, Lower Talkington and Lower Paddock Loop is a tough hike in Theodore Roosevelt National Park that is a great way to explore everything the park has to offer. The park says "this loop combines the Jones Creek Trail, the Lower Talkington Trail, and the Lower Paddock Creek Trail. Add it to the Upper Paddock/Talkington Loop for an epic adventure of 23.4 miles." This hike is in the park's southern unit. There is camping available in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. The Cottonwood Campground is in the TRNP south unit and the Juniper Campground is located in the north unit.

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Contact: Theodore Roosevelt National Park 315 Second Avenue Medora, ND 58645

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