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Best trails in Black Hills National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota? AllTrails has 57 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 26 moderate trails in Black Hills National Forest ranging from 1 to 21.9 km and from 1,125 to 2,209 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Black Elk Peak South Dakota Highpoint Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 12.2 km • Est. 4 h 6 m
There is a $20 entrance fee to access this trail. This granite 7,242 ft mountain lies in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. There is a historic stone firetower at the top that is no longer iShow more
#2 - Black Elk Peak and Little Devil's Tower Loop
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 12.4 km • Est. 4 h 15 m
Black Elk Peak and Little Devil's Tower Loop is a 12.4 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a nShow more
#3 - Roughlock Falls Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 3.4 km • Est. 1 h 1 m
Its idyllic setting in a side canyon to Spearfish Canyon makes Roughlock Falls one of the Black Hills most beautiful areas and also one the area''s most-photographed spots. Created by Little SpearfishShow more
#4 - Crow Peak Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 10.9 km • Est. 3 h 44 m
Crow Peak Trail is a 10.9 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Spearfish, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily useShow more
#5 - Buzzards Roost
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 3.5 km • Est. 1 h 12 m
Buzzards Roost is a 3.5 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number oShow more
#6 - Little Elk Creek Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 8.0 km • Est. 2 h 24 m
Little Elk Creek Trail is a 8.0 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Piedmont, South Dakota that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a nuShow more
#7 - Horse Thief Lake Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 8.5 km • Est. 2 h 53 m
Horse Thief Lake Trail is a 8.5 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Keystone, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#8 - Spring Creek and Flume Trail Loop
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 6.8 km • Est. 1 h 59 m
Spring Creek and Flume Trail Loop is a 6.8 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Keystone, South Dakota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily Show more
#9 - Flume Trail: Main Street to Sheridan Lake
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 20.0 km • Est. 5 h 54 m
The historic Flume Trail takes you back in time to the mining boom of the 1880s. The Rockerville Flume carried water 20 miles, from Spring Creek west of present day Sheridan Lake, east to the placer dShow more
#10 - Stratobowl Rim Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 2.7 km • Est. 47 m
Stratobowl Rim Trail is a 2.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offShow more
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