hiking

views

wild flowers

walking

forest

kid friendly

wildlife

birding

nature trips

trail running

dogs on leash

lake

river

horseback riding

camping

mountain biking

dog friendly

We went biking from Hill City to Redfern (which has a vault bathroom). It is a gradual uphill climb for the 7+ miles which made coming back much easier. Beautiful views. Well worth it.

Beautiful hike - lovely falls - easy terrain along the Spearfish Canyon.

Awesome hike. We loved how the scenery changed at nearly every turn. Long grasses, rocky crags, beautiful wildflowers and trees, a "gold" paved road with pyrite, and wow - what a summit! Fire tower and accompanying buildings were so fun to explore. We loved the "pond of gold" just below the fire tower. Totally worth every step and mile in every regard. Excellently maintained. Went up Trail #9 and down Trail #4 (Peter Norbeck) just to change it up.

hiking
21 hours ago

hiking
2 days ago

very easy, pretty quick trail, the views were absolutely beautiful and we were out there for about an hour

Beautiful hike! Bit hot, start early. Took the hikes and it was hard for them (2, 5, 8 and 10). Took us 5 hours and we nearly ran out of water.

I'd call this moderate to strenuous. There are lovely long stretches of easy hike but some really steep inclines that I found difficult. I actually couldn't imagine doing this with children but I saw plenty on the trail. Was caught in a studded rain storm that lasted ten minutes. We were really leisurely hiking and it took us about 5.5 hours to get there and back. The top of the tower is windy af so bring a jacket. Saw lots of deer and gophers. Lovely hike. Edit: forgot- lots of loose gravel and I took a big tumble that really banged up my knee. Be prepared with a nice first aid kit. Glad we had ours.

signs still need to be clear

Definitely a family favorite, we've done this multiple times. It's worth the drive too. Hiking is nice but not too strenuous. The trail is maintained well. View is absolutely stunning!

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trail, sad since the fire but overall still gorgeous. Steep at times but not a huge deal. Great view at the top. Took us 2 hours and 30 minutes roughly.