Homesteader Nature Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews

Homesteader Nature Trail is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Brandon, SD that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.5 miles Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

river

views

This trail is a nature extravaganza. Throughout the course of the trail hikers will walk through a creek bottom, loland forest, a plum thicket, native prairie, and upland forest.

hiking
5 months ago

We had a terrible time on this trail today. None of the turns were marked, major portions were overgrown with briars, and some parts were blocked by downed branches. We found a map online, but I can't say that was much help either. We won't be back.

hiking
7 months ago

My family and I loved this place. But we only know it by the name of Beaver Creek Nature Area.

Lots of twists and turns. There is never a boring view and you have plenty of choices to make on what path you want to travel.

hiking
3 years ago

Why I like this trail. It's away from major roads off from a gravel road so is it's low traffic even on weekends. Ash, oak and a few American elm and box elder trees are the bulk of the canopy. A suspended footbridge and old log cabin to add interest to an otherwise ordinary trail. I am purposefully giving it a rating of 3 stars to keep star rankings from adding more traffic to an otherwise tranquil trail. Great family trail. @backpackerneil

hiking
5 years ago

Great trail with lots of different vegetation.