Cathedral Spires Trail

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Cathedral Spires Trail ist ein 1.6 Meilen langer, wenig besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Custer, South Dakota. Er führt durch schönen Wald und vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert, spaziert und geklettert werden. Die Route ist am besten von April bis Oktober zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 1.6 miles Höhenunterschied: 488 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

kinderfreundlich

Wandern

Klettern

Spazieren

Wald

teilweise befestigt

Bahntrassen-Wanderweg

Aussicht

steinig

ausgewaschen

wandern
3 months ago

Trail in good conditions and the family enjoyed climbing the rocks!

wandern
scrambling
steinig
3 months ago

Lovely forest hike with a rock scramble (up and down) about 2/3rds of the way to the Spires. Agree that the views are the same or better from other vantage points. 60+ year old knees may have dampened my enthusiasm...

wandern
3 months ago

This was fantastic! It was a little tough going up but not completely horrible. Totally worth it in the end though and we only saw three other people!

wandern
3 months ago

Very cool!

wandern
steinig
3 months ago

This trail is definitely of high value, imo: high reward for a not-so-strenuous hike. Once you're past the rocky incline, you'll find yourself in a valley surrounded by cathedral spires! Poles and an extra hand were very helpful when ascending and descending the rocks.  We did this trail with our 9-week-old in a front carrier using hiking poles and summited in about 45 minutes.  Pro tip: if you're looking for more of a view, and to take advantage of that well-earned elevation from the rocky ascent, head up trail 4 to either the Black Elk trail (marked on your right as you go up) or Little Devil's Tower a little bit further at the second spur (unmarked). Both offer the highest views in the park. We did Little Devil's and it was amazing! We took turns summiting as the scramble at the end was not baby-wearing friendly. Enjoy!

wandern
steinig
3 months ago

Short but very scenic. Some maneuvering over rocks but not too strenuous. Trail conditions were a little muddy due to recent rains but still in good condition.

wandern
3 months ago

Some scramble up. Well marked. Beautiful views of cathedral spires especially right at the end. You are surrounded by cathedral spires

wandern
3 months ago

Beautiful, but a rather short trail

wandern
scrambling
steinig
3 months ago

wandern
3 months ago

Very pretty with lots of big rocks

wandern
kein schatten
4 months ago

Was a great trail to go see, there wasn’t a lot of shade the whole way because we came from the little devil tower trail, but undoubtedly beautiful

wandern
4 months ago

Excellent! My favorite for beauty in the park.

wandern
4 months ago

Wonderful short hike. Spectacular views. The trail is in good shape and well marked.

wandern
4 months ago

A bit rugged and steep in places but well worth the effort. It's a beautiful trail that gets you up close and personal with the pinnacles. We saw some rock climbers nearing the top of one of the pinnacles. Pretty amazing!

wandern
4 months ago

This is a great short hike for us and our dog. We saw deer and mountain goats along the way.

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

I was hesitant to attempt this trail because I had my daughter in a carrier on my back but I am so glad I did it! The views are stunning and although there were a few sections where I had to get low and climb on a couple rocks for safety sake with her it was easy to navigate and hike the rest of the way.

wandern
4 months ago

Absolutely fantastic trail. It definitely wasn’t easy; I wouldn’t have brought my 60 year-old mother with bad knees; but you don’t have to be a professional athlete to complete it either. If you’re in decent health, you can do it. And the views along the way were pretty epic. You get up close to some of the coolest rock formations in the park. If you can only do one hike in Custer, I’d highly recommend this one.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
4 months ago

Good hike. Several more challenging areas that we weren’t expecting. There were people of all ages and many different types of dogs. Delicious raspberries along the trail. Didn’t see any wildlife unfortunately but some of the views along the trail were amazing.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
4 months ago

Easy going first half mile, but then you are scrambling up big rocks and over boulders. Once you make it to the meadow, near the fork to Trail 4 and Little Devil's Tower, then it levels out. It was tough with a kid in a backpack carrier. You'd have trouble holding onto large dogs while you climb up the rocks. But, there were tons of ripe raspberries all along the trail!

wandern
4 months ago

Great hike! One part would consider strenuous. Had to be a Mountain goat! But really beautiful rock formations everywhere. Shade and sun.

wandern
5 months ago

My favorite hike in the area! Easy climb with great views. Can't wait to get back and try it with my dog this time.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
5 months ago

Great hike, but be prepared for more difficulty than you might expect based on distance and elevation gain! We didn't expect to find this very challenging, but because the actual absolute elevation is so high to start with, we were really out of breath on some of the rock scramble sections. Might not be an issue if you're not a flatlander like us.

wandern
scrambling
steinig
5 months ago

This trail is indeed challenging for a 70-year-old woman of short stature. There are some rocky spots with big strides up and down. But it is a pleasant trail up and down that we enjoyed. There is a stand of rare Limber pine at the top with nice vistas between the rocks if you wander around a little at the top.

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