Cathedral Spires Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Cathedral Spires Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and rock climbing. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.6 miles 534 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

rock climbing

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17 days ago

2 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Not too difficult. Some rocky areas to get over. Nice views!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing views, I bit of a climb but I'd do it again! Some rocks and steep parts but doable. Amazing panoramic views of the spires once you get to the valley on top. ❤️

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

Great hike, mostly uphill going out. Great pictures when you reach the middle of the spires. Connects to little devils tower. I would consider this a moderate hike difficulty.

hiking
7 months ago

This is a beautiful trail in a beautiful state park, which also happens to be a bird-watcher's paradise. Trail is easy to follow. Parts are a bit steep but well-placed stones make a rough staircase that aids the climb. The scenery along the way and at the top is spectacular.

hiking
7 months ago

rock climbing
8 months ago

Fun hike with the kids. Short but lots of fun climbing. Absolutely breathtaking formations.

hiking
9 months ago

beautiful short trail with close parking, a must do

hiking
10 months ago

I very much enjoyed the hike. A lot of great spots for photography, for those of you Gurus. Would recommend for Beginners, or people who are getting back into hiking.

Must Do!

hiking
10 months ago

one of the best hikes in the black hills. must do!

hiking
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Absolutely beautiful. We hiked it with 6 kids all under 10 years old and it was still awesome. The spires are just awesome.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Very fun. Lots of climbing.