Boulder Hill

HARD 35 reviews

Boulder Hill is a 3.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
777 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

19 days ago

Couldn’t figure out the trail head, it was ill maintained through the thick. Will try again later and update the review.

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1 month ago

Did this hike for the 4th. The portion of the hike highlighted on the map was through a nice wooded area, very scenic......unfortunately that doesn’t actually take you all the way to boulder hill. If you want to get there starting at the trailhead shown here, continue following the road around to complete a “J”. The view from the summit is nothing short of spectacular! The only portion of the hike I would call “hard” would be the very end as you do have to do a bit of moderate climbing over large rocks to make your way to the top.

3 months ago

absolutely beautiful view, worth the hike, id consider the hike moderat

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11 months ago

Very simple hike, especially if you drive up to the boulder mountain. There are views the whole way up but being on the flat top is just magical.

11 months ago

Hard to find the trailhead

hiking
11 months ago

Fun Hike. Good scrambling on the Boulder Field. You can actually drive close to Boulder Hill and cut off a considerable distance of the hike if you want. The rocks and the views are the key attraction on this hike anyway.

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Monday, May 01, 2017

Fun hike! There was snow in the beginning of the trail. Gorgeous view up top!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

got a little lost at the start, so we ended up aiming for the Boulder. the dirt road you take off the highway to get there is very well traveled. lots of traffic. overall a great hike, you can see Black Elk's Peak, formerly Harney Peak, and Cathedral Spires.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This trail is beautiful with wildlife around every corner! Definitely a favorite of ours

Saturday, April 02, 2016

Beautiful views...easy enough hike and didn't take long to get to the top.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Amazing! The view is beautiful, you can rock climb if you want, and very peaceful! Would definitely come back!

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Friday, May 22, 2015

The northern tracks dead-end about half-way up. Definitely not traveled enough to be considered a "trail." Easy enough to find the peak, though, since you just hike south and up. 40 minutes up and 25 minutes down for me.

If you're looking for a trail, it'd probably be better to start at the dirt road to the south west and hike up it. Maybe also take the spur to the south west; I haven't checked that out yet.

The view is great. Definitely worth coming out here. You will have to climb some boulders at the top. I wouldn't say "Hard" difficulty is appropriate (unless you're coming from the north).

Friday, January 24, 2014

coolest hike ever

hiking
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

You can drive pretty much all the way to the top but it's very steep and you'll need more of a offroading type of vehicle. If not you can just hike it which is also fun! Some mountain
Lions in the area so be aware of that but the view from the top is excellent. One side is rapid and the plains and the other is the hills and Rushmore. Really beautiful place to set up camp for the night.

hiking
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Great view at the top! Wear bright colors if you're hiking during mountain lion hunting season. We ran into a hunter on the path and saw lots of casings.

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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fantastic view at the top. Challenging hike with all the boulders, but definitely worth it at the top

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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Very steep and you will be climbing up and over big rocks to get to the top, but the view from the top is beautiful. Another plus is that it's not far from Rapid City if you don't want to spend a lot of time driving to a trailhead.

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