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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hiking
4 days ago

Moderate to easy hike with beautiful views!!

walking
5 days ago

This trail is a great shorter hike with a fabulous view!

Awesome trail! I hiked from Highland Creek TH to Samelius TH back in September in 2 days. Word to the wise: it's easier to work your way south on this trail. I docked one star because there were a few spots that weren't marked well but it's not an issue if you know how to use your map and compass. I'm headed out to do a few miles on it again tomorrow and can't wait!

Beautiful walk!

Amazing views so close to Rapid City

Fairly strenuous hike, but the view is well worth the effort.

First time on this trail. It was icy in some spots but doable. Coming down the icy hills a little bit tricky. Thanks to the footprints of the person before me I was able to see where the trail was. Can't wait to come back in the spring and summer but loved having the trail to myself and my dog Max.

If you go to Mt.Rushmore, I would recommend getting a closer look and walk this trail.

scenic driving
22 days ago

Beautiful! Highly recommend arriving right before sunset

Only went to the falls and back. Cool walk down the the falls over an old bridge. Trail was clearly marked as far as I went to the falls.

hiking
24 days ago

Beautiful, easy, very busy on a nice day. Not a real hike more of a drive up and walk around area but still very cool.

hiking
1 month ago