dogs on leash

wild flowers




kid friendly

nature trips

trail running

dog friendly



horseback riding

mountain biking

22 hours ago

Great trail!

1 day ago

Great snow and trail.

14 days ago

First time on this trail with the intention of snowshoeing. At the start of the hike it was mostly icy/muddy combination and t-shirt temps. Ended up using crampons for the entire hike and carried the snowshoes. Several sections on the upper portion have a dozen or so trees down across the trail but nothing major to navigate around. Snow storm with winds moved in as we hit the 5,300 ft. elevation. Plenty of Whitetail deer to view and followed one set of older lion tracks on the trail but never spotted it. Snow and low cloud ceiling blocked the views from the summit but was still an amazing snow hike. By time we returned to the trailhead approximate 3"-5" of snow had fallen. Only a couple markers for this trail, but the trail is used enough to remain apparent even with fresh snow falling. Strenuous hike but enjoyable. I will definitely hike this trail again!

awesome hike

not much to see until the very top and it's a very constant uphill slope. seemed very very long, but was a great view... and is said to be haunted so that's a little fun

1 month ago

Nice relaxing trail in late December. Highly recommended for all skill levels. We had snowshoes but they weren't necessary at all. Snow was packed tight due to traffic.

Beautiful and slightly challenging. Take enough water and trek poles would have been helpful on the way down.

Panoramic views of the best of the black hills!

Amazing trail! If I had to do just one in the hills it’d be this one. Trail is generally pretty moderate, take your time though cause as you near the top it’s pretty steep and rugged. Bring a snack and some coffee to enjoy at the top. Well worth the time

Short and easy. Great view, but trail has a fair amount of trash

on Buzzards Roost

2 months ago

This is a nice trail with many different routes marked.

2 months ago

Nice hiking trail shared with mountain bikes and trail runners. Stay on wide track at start- don’t follow foot trail marked to the left as that will just take you down rabbit trails and dead ends. Keep dog on leash for safety of dog and mountain bikers.

Amazing! I went up 9 and down 4, starting and ending at Sylvan Lake. I did this hike Dec 1 where it was 50 degrees F and sunny. The sun was low in southern sky and seemed to hit the valley off 9 well in the late morning and afternoon sun hit spires and other large needle boulders down path beautifully off 4. You get amazing views of the spires on 4 and can kind of play on them. I skipped little devils head trail. The little jaunt to top of Harney is tough and it sure is windy up there. My favorite part was the spires off 4.

2 months ago

Hiked last weekend and trail is getting icy, especially west side descent into canyon. Hiking pole was a great help. Several areas warrant extra care and will slow down the hike. Otherwise a really great trail with nice views and variety.

Awesome hike!!!

2 months ago

LOVED this hike!!! Gorgeous scenery.

Amazing views at the top. definitely tough to keep on the "trail" most the way up.
I really enjoyed it.....

3 months ago

Great views. Easy and short hike. Hiking down to Rapid Creek and back up a little more challenging, but not to hard. At the top, go to the south and follow deer trails down to the creek.

The map shown here is inaccurate. It is a lollipop loop trail, but it's not this one. The long/lat is correct, so simply follow the trail once you get there. It's also 1.6 miles TO the loop portion of the trail, not total.

Loved it! Great views along the way and at the top!

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