Little Mo Nature Trail & Cannon Ball Concretions - North Unit - Theodore Roosevelt National Park - North Dakota
Today we just hit a couple of easy highlights in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Today, we walked to the Little Mo Nature Trail here in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
It's about a one-mile interpretive nature trail that has a brochure corresponding to twenty or so marked stops. About seven tenths of the trail is a paved loop that is wheelchair accessible. And then there is a third of a mile that is a narrow path that loops back to the main trail.
The Little Missouri is quite muddy from the recent rains.
When the sun is just right, the colors in the surrounding hills are striking.
Eventually, we came to the unpaved path and decided to take it. We didn't realize there would be a little climbing in that section.
But it wasn't too bad, and it provided a nice view back toward the Visitors Center and the trailhead.
Some of the brochure was outdated, and certain plants it talked about were either gone or dead. But it was a nice little walk.
In addition to that little hike, there is a pull-out on the side of the 14-mile road in the North Unit so you can park and visit the "Cannon Ball Concretions". The sign below explains why there are little brown, round rocks in the sandstone.
And that was about it for this short, easy day in the park.