North Country Trail Association

Sheyenne River Valley Chapter


North end of Lake Ashtabula to the eastern boundary of the Sheyenne State Forest

The mission of the Sheyenne River Valley Chapter of the NCTA is to build, maintain and promote the North Country National Scenic Trail between Griggs County Highway 26 / 7th Street SE in southern Griggs County and the eastern boundary of the Sheyenne State Forest in Ransom County, North Dakota. The Sheyenne River Valley Chapter has a calendar full of fun hikes throughout the summer to help with your challenge goals, or just to enjoy a scenic stroll on a sunny afternoon or a balmy evening. Come join the fun!

Sheyenne River Valley Challenge

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Chapter Trail Section

The Trail meanders through the Sheyenne Valley across rolling hills, forest, prairie and through Valley City. Amenities along the Trail include backcountry campsites, campgrounds, public recreation areas, tourist information sites and supply stores. The Trail also crosses a number of natural, historic and cultural attractions. Certified segments include the Sheyenne State Forest, Fort Ransom State Park, Kathryn to Clausen Springs Recreation Area, Valley City and Lake Ashtabula. Work is underway by the Chapter to develop additional trail to connect the existing segments. If you would like to enjoy the Trail or help us build or maintain it, we encourage you to contact us to be notified of our monthly chapter events and periodic trail work days. We hope to see you on the Trail!

Connect and Get Involved

Join the Chapter
ND Meetup
2024 Chapter Events


Use the Report Trail Condition form to alert NCTA and the Chapter to poor trail conditions. Visit the Trail Alerts page while planning your adventure.

Suggested Hikes

Trail sections guide

Chapter Maps and Guidance

View our section of the Trail on the interactive online map
Trail sections guide

Additional Local Resources

Barnes County Parks
Fort Ransom State Park
Garrison Diversion Conservancy District
Lake Ashtabula Corps of Engineers
Medicine Wheel Park
North Dakota Forest Service
North Dakota Game and Fish Department
North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department
Sheyenne River Valley National Scenic Byway
Sheyenne State Forest
Sheyenne Valley Region
Valley City Parks

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