Best trails in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

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Looking for a great trail in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota? AllTrails has 63 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 33 moderate trails in Black Hills National Forest ranging from 0.6 to 13.7 miles and from 3,690 to 7,168 feet 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 and Little Devil's Tower Loop
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
There are different trail options here but they are well-marked so you will know which one you are on. The Little Devil's Tower and the Cathedral Spires are cool to see, but be aware that the tower has a self-service pay station and the fee is $20 (cash or check). Users have reported that the road to the trailhead is still open from the south and northwest.Show more
#2 - Roughlock Falls Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • 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 Spearfish Creek, the creek flows down a spectacular chasm, then tumbles off a 50-foot limestone ledge in a series of lacy cascades.Show more
#3 - Crow Peak Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 3 h 44 m
#4 - Little Elk Creek Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 24 m
#5 - Buzzards Roost
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
#6 - Spring Creek and Flume Trail Loop
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 1 h 59 m
#7 - Horse Thief Lake Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
#8 - Stratobowl Rim Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 1.7 mi • Est. 47 m
#9 - Flume Trail: Main Street to Sheridan Lake
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 12.4 mi • 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 diggings near Rockerville. The flume operated until 1885, and enabled miners to take over $20 million in gold. The trail follows the actual flume bed for much of its length. Along the way you'll see historic artifacts and parts of the flume itself.Show more
#10 - Hell Canyon Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
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