Cliff Shelf Nature Trail
The dense, compacted area of a geologic slump retains moisture and fosters the rich vegetation you see on this trail.
Things to Know Before You Go
Accessible Boardwalk Trail
The boardwalk for this trail extends about 100 meters.
Please stay on the established trail.
Some areas beyond the trail are unstable and would crumble if walked on. Also, we hope areas beyond the trail can revegetate if not walked on.
Be alert for prairie rattlesnakes that often rest in crevices. If you travel quietly you can sometimes hear their warning rattle.
Please respect our wildlife and do not feed animals, including birds. If fed, the black-billed magpie can quickly become an aggressive beggar.
Avoid poison ivy, which is common here.
The stairs and viewing platform for this trail were built by volunteers from Telecom
Location. 43° 45.021′ N, 101° 55.863′ W. Marker is in Scenic, South Dakota, in Pennington County. Marker is on State Highway 240, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Scenic SD 57780, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Badlands Oasis (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mako sica (approx. one mile away); Anatomy of a Badland (approx. one mile away); The Badlands Wall (approx. 2.9 miles away); Bands of Time (approx. 3.9 miles away); What a Find! (approx. 3.9 miles away); Under the Sea (approx. 3.9 miles away); Titanic Discovery (approx. 3.9 miles away).
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 617 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 30, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.