Explore the most popular wild flowers 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.

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike today! Views from the top are fantastic!

Best trail I've hiked in 5 years here in sd.

Amazing hike! Challenging when you are not a regular hiker but well worth the view at the top and the sense of accomplishment at the end. And we got to see a mountain goat at the top! What an awesome reward!

on Flume Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Great views

hiking
3 days ago

Awesome hike ... glad we went counter clockwise.

The prettiest trail in the Hills!

trail running
7 days ago

We ran from Sheridan lake to coon hollow and back again, such an amazing way to spend the morning!

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful trail!

Very pretty walk and a very easy hike. The path is gravel and has no difficult parts to it. Lots and lots of mosquitos during the during

Super easy rolling hills well-maintained path that meanders along a beautiful stream. The falls are very cool, like Hobbit-Shire cool. We were there on a slightly rainy day so crowds were NOT an issue. I’d go again if I were in the area.

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.

hiking
12 days ago

Nice hike, novice hikers and we were able to make it to the peak in 2 hours with plenty of little breaks.

hiking
13 days ago

Great, fairly easy hike. The water is nice.

Great trail that the kids loved.

trail running
17 days ago

more of a moderate loop network of wide dirt/grass trails thru pasture and tall pine stands. good for the novice as footing is good and climbs aren't that steep. loops allow you to add on muiles if you want ant trailhead just about 8 miles from Spearfish.

One of the longer hikes I've done in the hills. Took a little longer than an hour to get to the summit. Great view at the top.

Nice easy hike. We also did the new trail, Savoy, to the ponds. I think the mileage is a bit off as it didn't seem like 4 miles.

22 days ago

Great trail! Amazing views. I have hiked several trails and this one ranks up there as a must see. 6yr old and Cockapoo dog had no problems.

A lot of fallen trees that block the trail. You can climb over them but these just make it more challenging. Beautiful scenery but no wildlife today

Great hike. It took my dog and I 62 minutes to reach the summit, walking at a brisk pace. About 2.4 miles up there's some treefall that you have to climb over/around, but other than that the trail conditions are perfect.

A nice short hike with views of Harney Peak (Black Elk Peak). We decided to hike up the steps of the left side 1st which has some incredible boulders just off the trail. We were starting to think we may have somehow missed the waterfall, with less than 1/2 mile left & then there it was. It was kind of marshy & lots of limbs to maneuver under/around to get a better view but worth it. We ended up walking 3.16 mi in all. Not my favorite hike in the hills but still pretty.

Fun, great views and lots of plants and wildlife. Rocky trails with lots of ups and downs. Definitely need the trail map if you have not hiked before as there are several forked paths that can be confusing. Can’t wait to do again when more blooming happening.

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike!

Nice for the family

Very easy trail. Best time to hike is in the fall!

Very quick and easy; wide trail; great view of the Stratobowl at the end.

hiking
30 days ago

Great hike but the sign at the head of the trail states this trail is 3.5 Miles to the top making it 7 Miles total. Small amount of snow and 66 degrees. Amazing hike.

I really enjoyed hiking the clockwise direction. hiking along the rim the views were spectacular then the descent into the canyon itself through the pines was a welcoming change of scenery.

Great trail to the Spearfish Falls. Re-done. Nice easy trail. And the Falls are Great. One of my favorites.

A beautiful loop hike, #9 was the better of the two parts (#4). There is still a decent amount of slush on the northern facing bits so bring good treaded boots and poles presently but baring snow this'll be ok in a few weeks. The scenery is wonderful the whole way, lots of good views, we docked a star as the signs are not great and certain forks are confusing so prep a bit...happy to do this out of season, and midweek as I imagine especially #4 will feel narrow during peak..

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