Flume Trail is a 23.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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Section 1 6.6 miles Loop A 2.7 miles Section 2 0.6 miles Loop B 3.8 miles Section 3 3.8 miles Overlook 0.9 miles The historic Flume Trail takes you back in time to the mining boom of the 1880s. The Rockerville Flume carried water 20 miles, from Spring Creek west of present day Sheridan Lake, east to the placer diggings near Rockerville. The flume operated until 1885, and enabled miners to take over $20 million in gold. The trail follows the actual flume bed for much of its length. Along the way you'll see historic artifacts and parts of the flume itself.
Great trail! Its incredible how much time and effort must have gone into that flume back in the day. On some parts of the trail you can still see the wood used to build the flume. No shortage of wildlife on this trail! Its a must do in your in the area
I really enjoyed this trail, got lost a couple times between 89/50, had to back track from the river towards the actual Flume trail to the two tunnels. It was 8:00 by the time I got to the second tunnel, and had to beat the sun back to the parking lot. Plus, had a large 30 minute thunderstorm roll in right away but kept to only slightly wet because of the tree cover.
I really wish it had more signage but overall a beautiful trail that lead to great photography and sightseeing. Hopefully I tackle more of the trail in the future and with more planning on my part in terms of sunlight hours.
Some beautiful views and fair amount of shade as long as you time it early enough in the day. Definitely need to explore it some more, went long enough to find the water for the puppy (water was beautiful!) and headed back. Biggest down fall is the lack of trail signs.
Nice trail but I must have taken a wrong turn and ended up on a bike path. Oops. Still beautiful though.
What a great trail! Love the different sights. Just wish there were more signs.
This has been one of my favorite hikes for years. It's accessible and very mild for non hikers. But can definitely be challenging if you do the full trail, which to clarify is only 14 miles not 23. After mile 4 the trail markers become sparse and it's easy to lose the trail but at about mile 8 the trail becomes well marked again.
This trail is incredibly diverse and takes you through beautiful scenery. Looking forward to doing the full trail again this weekend.
Hiked this trail with Regina. I loved this trail and want to do it again when the snownis gone so we can get to the lake.