James River Trail

South Dakota

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James River Trail Facts

States: South Dakota
Counties: Yankton
Length: 4.3 miles
Trail end points: Side Drive to west of Wildwood Drive and County Drive to Burleigh Street
Trail surfaces: Asphalt, Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 10564896
Trail activities: Walking

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James River Trail Description

Anyone on the James River Trail is up for a challenge: Only 1 mile paved along its 4.3-mile length; the rest of the surface is primitive In the spring, it can get pretty muddy. It partly sits on an old railroad bed so it has sections that are flat, but other sections range from moderate to fairly steep. But if you are in the mood for a quiet, scenic excursion that’s off the beaten path, then this is also the place.

Note that the trail has a gap between Country Drive and E. Side Drive.

 

Parking and Trail Access

At the trail’s south end, you can park at the Rotary Nature Area on 7th Street and Burleigh Street in Yankton.

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