Riparian Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sioux Falls, SD that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from April until October.
Located in Good Earth State Park this moderate trail offers views of the river and goes through an oak forest. Riparian Trail begins after taking Bur Oak Trail, a connector trail. Riparian Trail is a loop that is on the river bottom of the Big Sioux River. This trail is located at Blood Run National Historic Landmark which is one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States.
This trail goes along the Big Sioux River with nice views of the river, river bluffs and a couple of Massive Cottonwood trees along with a very large maple that creates an arch over the trail. It's a loop that begins more than a mile from the parking area. You must take the Bur Oak trail or another connector trail to get to it. A good workout, Great views, and low traffic make this a great trail to get out for some solitude.