Newton Hills State Park was named after William Newton who settled in the area in the 1850s. Newton's wife was a mid-wife; until the 1870s, she was the only European American north of Vermillion who could deliver babies and cure the sick.

Really nice, easy trail...it’s great to have some woods to walk through! The overlook tower is worth the extra few minutes, too!

Awesome trail at a campground, 5 miles, takes you on a nice walk through the forest.

Perfect hike for the first day of fall at Newton Hills. The trails are well kept. Considering how much rain came down just a few days before there was only a couple muddy spots. So that was nice.
The trail heads could be a little better marked. Especially if people haven’t been there before. We were glad we had the All Trails App so we were more sure of where we were at.

Very enjoyable and a good workout r/t incline/declines. I did the Woodland Trail which was well-marked with “you are here” guidance at frequent intervals.
Blue Diamond trail was a bit confusing. Was very glad I picked up a map at the park office. Overall. a good woodland experience on wide, clear trails.

I went with a group of children as a camp leader. It was fun and easy, but extremely muddy, so be prepared!

Fun little trail!

Monday, September 04, 2017

Very pretty views with lots of tree covering!! It does have more of an incline in some places which I liked compared to most hiking places around Sioux Falls. The trails are used for horseback riding as well so there was some "presents" left on the trails from the horses.

Great, relaxing trail mixed with some generous steady inclines and descents to get the blood pumping. Good mix of terrain and plant life. 5 mile loop is the perfect length for me...a bit over 1.5 hours. Redid a section by accident on the D loop while in conversation...(not paying attention) other than that the trail is easy to navigate the options available. Watch the road apples from the horses on cettain sections!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

nice hike. Recommend getting a paper map from the office. at certain spots, people have scratched off the "you are here" stars on the maps that are otherwise nicely placed at forks in the trail. The maps are usually well placed but there are some deficiencies in marking the trails. one map in particular failed to note the D1 vs. D2 loop and just listed everything as "D" which had two sub loops. Thus, the paper map was good to have to reference. large sumac groves. Spotted some neat unexpected birds...a scarlet Tanager, and an eastern Pewee. Saw a doe also. much of the trail is multi purpose. packed dirt. don't go if muddy. was great this week.

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Sunday, July 02, 2017

Excellent trail. Need to buy a South Dakota Park Sticker for entrance to the park.
I grew up near Newton Hills. I like to return over and again.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

I been this trail many times by myself but happy to take my kids for the first time this weekend.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015

Cool day hike.

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