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Best trails in Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota

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Explore the most popular trails in Bear Butte State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Description

Bear Butte State Park is a relatively small state park. Bear Mountain, also known by its Lakota name of Mato Paha, is a geological formation of igneous rock in the Black Hills that is sacred to Native American tribes. There is an entry fee of $8/vehicle and campgrounds available for overnight stays. The nearest town is Sturgis, and the park also features a reservoir with a boat ramp and fishing dock.

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Map of trails in Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota
Park information
Park hours
Monday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Contact
605.347.5240
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#1 - Bear Butte
Bear Butte State Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 50 m