Explore the best trails in South Dakota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.




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We only went up about 3/4 of the way since it was late in the day. Nice trail. Well maintained. Nice views

Beautiful little hike and park. Loved crawling all over the rock structures.

Great hike with a great payoff at the top.

15 days ago

Lots of chances to see wildlife. Get ready for lots of sun and danger of rattle snake.

15 days ago

One of my favorite trails. got to see lots of wildlife along the way. We were there in May, need to bring lots of water and good cover from the sun. Be aware of rattlesnakes as you can sort of hear them all the time!

20 days ago

Stunning! Lookout tower shows the beauty of this place. We were able to see a group of geese on the knoll. Lots of relaxing spots to just soak in the beauty.

one of a kind rock formations

1 month ago

Amazing view at the top!!

Very nice trail, but I would consider this a walk through the woods instead of a hike. Trail #14 (horsethief) merges with centennial trail #89 shortly into the trail trek, so there is a variety of directions for a person to explore. All in all this trail is still a beautiful place to explore with streams, rock formations and birch trees around every corner!

One of my favorites in this area.

1 month ago

This is a largely flat trail with spectacular views. You may see some big horn sheep. The bighorn sheep seem to be more active in the early afternoon. It is possible to extend the hike through some short out and back trails along the way.

This is a lovely trail however we did a lot of trail finding. They must be trying to reroute some of the trail. There are branches stacked a crossed some of the trails and trail signs pointing the wrong way. The trail needs some care ???

This is a fun easy trail with a summit of Old Baldy !!

mountain biking
2 months ago

Great view minus the houses from the top. I biked up this trail and would definitely come back to do so again, nice wide trail the whole way up with gradual hills. I personally wouldn't waste hiking this unless I was with little ones who can't go far, or unless you're looking for a quick getaway from town.

2 months ago