Chalk Bluffs Multi-Use Trail is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Yankton, SD that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The Chalk Bluffs Multi-Use Trail for equestrian riders, mountain bikers, and hikers covers 4.1 miles of up and down slopes on the bluffs and hills at the western end of Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. Choose from three different loops for the beginner to the experienced trail user. Vault toilets, youth tent camping, fresh water for horses, picnic tables and firegrates are all available at the base camp. The base camp area offers eight reservable sites for overnight equestrian users only. Please observe good trail etiquette, stay on designated trails, avoid tethering horses to trees, and bicyclists - - please yield to horses. This trail is marked with distance markers and directional arrows.
We love this trail. The full loop is about 4 miles but you can do a 1 mile loop. You will see amazing native Bur Oak trees. Wear your hiking shoes for some steep hill climbs. You will get a great workout from this one. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch from the bluffs overlooking Lewis & Clark Lake.
Greg And Robyn L.
This is a great trail! It is a bit rough because it is also open to horses, especially the uphill portions. If you have trouble with steep inclines and declines on rough terrain I would definately recommend a walking stick. The trail is really beautiful and has some fantastic views. The best part is the trail is made up of a series of loops so teh distance can eaily be amended anywhere from 1 mile to the full 4.1 miles.