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Bur Oak, Riparian, Grand Ravine, and River Lookout Loop Trail

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Good Earth State Park

Bur Oak, Riparian, Grand Ravine, and River Lookout Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sioux Falls, South Dakota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length3.5 miElevation gain203 ftRoute typeLoop
dog friendlyKid friendlystroller friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBugsMuddyWashed outHistoric site
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Getting There

This is a hiking trail in Good Earth State Park. It has views of the Big Sioux River, Oak Forest, wildflowers and Prairie grass. This hike combines elements of 4 trails to make a 3+ mile hike that gets the highlights of each of the trails. Grass, Dirt and Gravel make up the trail's path.

On the South side of Sioux Falls take 85th St. East past Highway 11 to the Park. 85th Street is 270th St. on some maps East of Highway 11.

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Tricia Besta
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Such a beautiful park with awesome trails. Found deer in a couple of different locations. One of my favorite places to hike.

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Mary Dearborn
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Rick Bogue
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Great trail. Well marked and maintained. Lots of wildlife and bald eagles were active today as well. There were a fair amount of people in the park but if you go during the week there would not be be a crowd. It is worth noting the lower section in the flood plain will change path each year and will not follow original trail since it is cut differently each year. Great path

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leah hanson
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beautiful wide trail, includes small gravel, sand, and mowed grass. nice views!

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Laura Burns
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Really nice clean trails. There are many different loops to check out, with views of the prairie, river and some woods. There was a TON of people, with the close proximity to Sioux Falls. I prefer a little more solitude but it is still a beautiful park.

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Tom Molstad
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Krishnan Vishwanathan
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Trent Boe
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Nice little trAil. Little busy for being so chilly. Wife wanted to hike. Happy Mother’s Day.

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Lisa Boe
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Happy Mother’s Day! Great day for hiking.

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Leigh Brooks
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Odgrin Solveig
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Good for general exercise but standard views..... lacking in solitude

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Shane Parker
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We didn't follow this route exactly, but we hit parts of all of it and still ended up with almost 3 miles. It's really well maintained, the trail markers are easy to find. I loved how we could be walking through prairie 1 minute, then woods, then near the river, and back again. Can't wait to come back when the leaves are changing color!

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Courtney Tool
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Nice easy beginners trail for people getting back into hiking or wanting a nice brisk walk! Beautiful scenery, stroller friendly!

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John daniels
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this is a short trail system with some hills. It is very Scenic and deer are abundant. If you bring your binoculars you should be able to see many examples of wildlife. can be a little slippery in the winter.

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John Robbins
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One of few places you can combine trails and get a few miles in

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Layne Nelson
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Nice trails. Not very difficult. Good for jogging. Some hills.

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Penny Hanke
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Tim Santos
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A nice easy hike for the evening

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Neil Christensen
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This is a combination of 4 separate trails currently at Good Earth State Park. This newest park is evolving even as I write this. I began this route on the Bur Oak Trail, then connected with the Riparian Trail, then took the connector trail to River Lookout and completing it back at the parking lot. I wanted a longer hike and this was the best of all trails too. If you haven't been to this newest State Park check it out. I don't think you'll be disappointed. The vision for this cultural and historical area is grand. I can't wait to watch it unfold. @backpackerneil

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Joni Steinle
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BETH LIN
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Andrew Moore
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Mary Dearborn
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Mary Dearborn
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Shelbi Dickens
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andy yackley
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Kayla Nack
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Bethany Handsaker
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