Jamestown has over 35 miles of trails with variety to suit your needs; paved, unpaved, short, long, easy, challenging, nearby and scenic. Find trail conditions at Jamestown Parks and Recreation's website.

Camping brochure for Jamestown, ND

Our new camping brochure details the trail maps and locations.

For individual trail maps, click the names of each trail below.

*Trails Maintained by Jamestown Parks and Recreation.


White Cloud Trail*

This challenging trail begins at the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge in McElroy Park and leads you along the James River, behind the summer pasture where the bison herd roam, and circles the North Dakota State Hospital grounds.


Pipestem Trail*

Take the outer circle of this challenging scenic unpaved trail for 3 miles, or really get your heart pumping by completing the full 8 miles. The trail begins at the east side of the Pipestem Dam, south of the office. This is the trail used in several of the races in the area including the Gear Grinder Mountian Bike Race. This trail is equipped with a bike repair station.

Pipestem Trail

North Ridge Trail*

This nature trail stretches 5 miles along the north edge of Pipestem Lake, winding over rolling prairie with a views of the lake and woodlands. This is an easier trail than the Pipestem Creek Trail, but still unpaved. Enter this trail on the east side of Pipestem Dam, north of the office.

Overlook Trail

If you are looking for a beautiful view over the Jamestown Reservoir and don’t mind a challenge, this trail is for you. Unpaved and 5 miles, you can access this trail near the public beach near Lakeside Marina or at Joos Grove. This trail is equipped with a bike repair station.

Split Rock Trail

Named for a tree growing through a rock on the trail, Split Rock Trail is 1.8 miles of unpaved trail running parallel to the paved trail at the Jamestown Reservoir. Enter this trail at the face of the dam on the east side or straight across from the North Dakota Game and Fish office.

Easier Trails*

Trails easier for walks or hikes include Nickeus Park, Solien-Denault Park, Klaus Park, McElroy Park, Meidinger Park, and the paved trail at the Jamestown Reservoir.


Looking for More?

Find more outdoor activities all around Jamestown and don't forget the World's Largest Buffalo Monument! There are also great places to camp in and around Jamestown.