Buzzards Roost

EASY 57 reviews

Buzzards Roost is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. 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
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

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1 month ago

Was a nice loop with some great views. The Buzzard Loop Trail as it's shown in the app is different than the one marked in the park though. If you want to do the trail as it's shown in the app, I think it would be a combination of North Buzzard and Jack's Trail based on the trailhead map.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked Buzzard Trail stumbly and thought it was a nice moderately to easy hike. Probably hiked for a little over an hour. The lookout view was great.

hiking
2 months ago

All incline to begin, ending with some great views at the top.

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3 months ago

Beautiful Scenery! Fun for the family.

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4 months ago

great trail very easy hiking , trails need to be marked slightly better.

hiking
4 months ago

The trail was easy to hike and wide. The intersections required paying attention to or knowing you path in advance but you could always reference the maps that were posted throughout and be fine. Pretty easy with a great view at the lookout and along the south ridge. Quiet once you are away from the road and pet friendly. Will do this one again.