Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Black Hills National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Beautiful trail! Love being able to walk down near the creek. If you're up for it, Dalton Lake is just a mile or so past the end of the trail.

Great trail that the kids loved.

great hike non-stop. up 9 down 4 with trip up lil round top 4 fun. windy on both black elk &lol round top. trails were great. going back soon.

Amazing hike!! Definitely recommend it!!gorgeous views!!

hiking
21 days ago

Loved it, a beautiful view of the hills.

Easy and pleasant. Busy on the weekends. Great view of Rapid Creek at the summit.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Great trail for snowshoeing. We took the trail all the way to the top and then took the road to (frozen) Dalton Lake. It was worth the little extra to go up there. There was fresh snow the day we went and it couldn’t have been better! Beautiful trail along the creek. Beautiful canyon scenery.

5 months ago

This is a nice trail with many different routes marked.

Awesome hike!!!

hiking
5 months ago

LOVED this hike!!! Gorgeous scenery.

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.

Nice hike :) wish there were a sign. Loved hiking on Creek.

hiking
7 months ago

I love this trail. The brook next to the trail gives the perfect amount of noise. No parts that are to steep. This trail is an old track the mines used.

hiking
7 months ago

Great out and back trail, (little over 5 mi) stream running next to most of the trail, at the end of the trail you can walk on a gravel rd about another 1 and a half mile to get to Dalton lake. popular place for 4 wheelers.

7 months ago

beautiful, peaceful, wooded hike by lake. some hills. I'd say not quite easy.

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike!

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful views and well maintained trail. Mostly easy and moderate hiking. BTW, I did not see trash at all on the trail.

Pretty views, easy trail, some nice views...saw lots of trash on the trail which is disappointing and had some mountain bikes that passed but were very considerate...

hiking
8 months ago

Was a nice loop with some great views. The Buzzard Loop Trail as it's shown in the app is different than the one marked in the park though. If you want to do the trail as it's shown in the app, I think it would be a combination of North Buzzard and Jack's Trail based on the trailhead map.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful scenery! I didn't give it a five only because it's fairly high traffic and all the boats on the lake make it not very secluded.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful scenery and a relaxing walk/hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked Buzzard Trail stumbly and thought it was a nice moderately to easy hike. Probably hiked for a little over an hour. The lookout view was great.

hiking
9 months ago

All incline to begin, ending with some great views at the top.

hiking
9 months ago

loved it. took high trail and low trail. river and water to cool off in was the best

My whole family hiked this trail. It's easy for the kids but enough to get the heart pumping. The view is breath taking.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, beautiful scenery- great way to start the day!

9 months ago

Great trail, mostly shaded with scenic views every step of the way.

Beautiful scenery !

on Buzzards Roost

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful Scenery! Fun for the family.

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