kid friendly

wild flowers


nature trips

trail running



The clear mountain waters are inviting, and the open ranges are waiting to be discovered. Bring your family to Custer State Park, and let yourself run wild. Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Within the park, you'll discover a world of adventure!

6 days ago

Not too difficult until you get to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed the last part climbing up the rocks. Lots to explore at the top. wouldn't bring small children due to the climbing. I sent mine back down with my husband before getting to the really fun part.

Ran this down and back. Short but engaging trail with some beautiful spots along the stream. Also saw and heard several bird species

Just finished this hike with the family. The view of Harney Peak, the back of Mt Rushmore and the surrounding land is breathtaking!

One suggestion...Leave you packs and hiking sticks when you have to make the first scramble up the crack in the mountain. It gets rather interesting up and down with extra weight and things in your hand.

on Lovers' Leap Trail

10 days ago

Beautiful views and worth the hike

started a bit warm. passing creek a cooling breeze started kissing my cheeks. Spotted cool climbers, and mountain goat with two kids. At this altitude we all need SUNSCREEN. ROCK HOUND HEAVEN.

I've hiked this trail several times starting from childhood. It starts at the beautiful Sylvan Lake, and travels through breathtaking vistas of the sacred Black Hills.

Wonderful views. Just climb over the rocks and keep going

Very muddy areas due to recent rains

15 days ago

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