The Best Trails in South Dakota (United States)

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Photo of Harney Peak via Little Devil's Tower trailhead Photo of Hell Canyon Photo of US walks #18 - Spearfish Canyon - 76 Trail, South Dakota
  • near Sylvan Lake Resort, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    7.25mi
    Elevation +
    1588f
    TrailRank
    32
    Photo of Harney Peak via Little Devil's Tower trailhead Photo of Harney Peak via Little Devil's Tower trailhead

    The most popular way to Harney Peak is from the Sylvan Lake trailhead, but a short drive to the Little Devil's Tower trailhead let's you visit both summits for the same hiking distance. There is also a new connector trai...

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  • Hell Canyon

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    Hiking
    near Danoby (historical), South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    5.71mi
    Elevation +
    669f
    TrailRank
    29
    Photo of Hell Canyon

    The Hell Canyon trail is a 5.3 mile loop with a .3 mile (each way) spur to an overlook. The first .5 mile is a steep climb to the canyon rim where the trail mostly levels off following the canyon rim to the far end befor...

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  • Castle Rock

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    near Interior, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    5.09mi
    Elevation +
    39f
    TrailRank
    24
    Photo of Castle Rock

    A long but flat trail that cuts through the center of the Badlands. Good variety of views that include rock formations, gulches, and prairie land.

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  • Homestake Trail

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    Hiking
    near Deadwood, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    3.35mi
    Elevation +
    751f
    TrailRank
    23

    New Trail Between Lead and Deadwood, South Dakota. Maintained By Local Parks Commission and Volunteers. Begins at Lead Dog Park at Lead End - Ends At Spur to Mickelson Trail Near The Deadwood Mickelson Trail Head and Pub...

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  • near Gossage Memorial, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    0.56mi
    Elevation +
    20f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Kiwanis Mary Hall Park Trail - Rapid City SD USA Photo of Kiwanis Mary Hall Park Trail - Rapid City SD USA Photo of Kiwanis Mary Hall Park Trail - Rapid City SD USA

    This is a delightful walk through the 9.7 acre park. The trail is paved. Park at the large parking lot of the Canyon Lake Activity Center ( a fun and nice place ) The trail follows a scenic stream and deer and birds can ...

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  • near Rapid City, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    1.07mi
    Elevation +
    26f
    TrailRank
    23
    Photo of Robbinsdale Park Loop Trail - Rapid City SD Photo of Robbinsdale Park Loop Trail - Rapid City SD Photo of Robbinsdale Park Loop Trail - Rapid City SD

    This a a nice meandering paved loop trail in Robbinsdale Park in Rapid City SD. There are a few little hills along the 1 mile loop. There is a nice parking area at the start of the trail - trash can - portable toilet. Th...

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  • Boland Ridge

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    near Cold Spring II (historical), South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    4.65mi
    Elevation +
    764f
    TrailRank
    21
    Photo of Boland Ridge

    Boland Ridge Trail, an in/out path leading through the northeastern corner of Wind Cave National Park. Trail moves through a lot of prairie land with a couple of strenuous hills. It ends rather abruptly in a small forest...

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  • Badlands NP Notch Trail

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    Hiking
    near Interior, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    1.23mi
    Elevation +
    131f
    TrailRank
    20
    Photo of Badlands NP Notch Trail Photo of Badlands NP Notch Trail Photo of Badlands NP Notch Trail

    Easy and short hike in Badlands. It only has two difficulties: a wooden stair to climb a steep part of the trail (the most difficult part is going down) and if you are afraid of heights, you may have some problems.

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  • Brookings 11.16.21

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    Road Bike
    near Brookings, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    11.09mi
    Elevation +
    144f
    TrailRank
    19

    Chilly 56-50°. NNW wind 16mph & HIGHER Changed route due to the strong wind gusts. Almost at a standstill by the interstate once! Good workout! It felt great to get those big lungfuls of air!! Stood and pumped & few time...

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  • 12.24.21 Brookings Bike Ride

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    Road Bike
    near Brookings, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    13.42mi
    Elevation +
    174f
    TrailRank
    16

    A rare Christmas Eve day ride. Noon 48° with NNW wind 18-22 mph. The wind bites in the open. Down to 5mph when going up an incline against the big North wind gusts. Still had to be careful with some icy spots. GREAT WORK...

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  • Brookings Bike Trail Workout 12.2.21

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    Road Bike
    near Brookings, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    13.10mi
    Elevation +
    184f
    TrailRank
    16

    45° chilly, cloudy, light mist at times. Light wind. Legs wore out faster today I thought. Still felt good. Went underpass & East of interstate to Dak parking lot and back.

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  • DEN-MSP

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    near Barr Lake, Colorado (United States)
    Distance
    724.58mi
    Elevation +
    32772f
    TrailRank
    16
    Photo of DEN-MSP Photo of DEN-MSP Photo of DEN-MSP

    Flight DL264 from Denver International Airport to Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport. Airplane McDonnell Douglas MD-90-30 N962DN.

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  • near Sylvan Lake Resort, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    7.57mi
    Elevation +
    1772f
    TrailRank
    38
    Photo of Black Hills | Harney Peak | Cathedral Spires Photo of Black Hills | Harney Peak | Cathedral Spires Photo of Black Hills | Harney Peak | Cathedral Spires

    Caminata en las montañas Black Hills en Dakota del Sur, unos kilómetros al sur del popular Mt. Rushmore. Daremos una vuelta por la zona de Cathedral Spires, altas formaciones de roca y subiremos al pico más alto de la re...

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  • Buzzards Roost

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    Hiking
    near Hisega, South Dakota (United States)
    Distance
    4.58mi
    Elevation +
    512f
    TrailRank
    36| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Buzzards Roost Photo of Buzzards Roost Photo of Buzzards Roost

    Spectacular view at the very top. Not much the rest of the hike. Great exercise.

    This is a really enjoyable trail just minutes from Rapid City. Scenic pine forest all along the trail and excellent view...
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