American History, Alive in Stone... Mount Rushmore National Memorial is visited by nearly three million people each year that come to marvel at the majestic beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota and learn about the birth, growth, development and preservation of the country. From the history of the first inhabitants to the diversity of America today, Mount Rushmore brings visitors face to face with the rich heritage we all share. October 1 - March 19 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. March 20 - September 30 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

This trail is perfect for a short break from other more strenuous trails in the area.

Nice easy trail. No loop though. We tried to find it but realized that it was purposefully covered with brush. Needs updating in this app.

Cool out and back trail with several views. It can get a little confusing so use the map on AllTrails. I attempted the loop at the end going counterclockwise. It is overgrown but easy until I got pass the half way point on the loop. It got harder then harder and even harder with deadwood and underbrush where I had to bail and cut back across. I do not recommend doing the loop.

loved the view and the hike was overall super easy

walking
24 days ago

The loop at the end of the trail has been reclaimed by the forest.
We really enjoyed the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

walking
4 months ago

If you go to Mt.Rushmore, I would recommend getting a closer look and walk this trail.

Very nice trail, but I would consider this a walk through the woods instead of a hike. Trail #14 (horsethief) merges with centennial trail #89 shortly into the trail trek, so there is a variety of directions for a person to explore. All in all this trail is still a beautiful place to explore with streams, rock formations and birch trees around every corner!