Cathedral Spires Trail

MODERATE 68 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.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

rock climbing

views

hiking
2 days ago

16 days ago

great trail, goes by quick lots of great photo stops.

hiking
20 days ago

Real fun hike- lots of different stats on distance.
From trail head to trail end is .9 miles
So consider 2 mile max there and back.
Easy start to intermediate climb big steps and rocks in the middle to nice mellow section at the top between the cathedrals. Small stream a 3rd of the in.
Well marked trail and great for medium sized and bigger dogs.

hiking
20 days ago

Great hike! Highly recommend!

hiking
24 days ago

28 days ago

One of my favorite hikes ever!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome especially when you add the Little DT final leg.

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1 month ago

Easy trail with a few spots of steeper moderate technical features. Perfect for just enough of a light workout without being wiped out for the day. It took my husband and I about an hour (including time to take LOTS of photos). It is such a beautiful hike with enough shade to keep you cool. Our favorite hike of our trip!

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike! Even better connecting with Little Devils Tower!

hiking
1 month ago

Family friendly hike. We used it to connect to the Little Devil's Tower trail. Pretty hot day, even up in the mountains.

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1 month ago

Great hike. Easy to connect to little devils tower trail or black elk peak trail.

1 month ago

Saw a mountain goat, friendly people, enjoyed watching people climb the spires.

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2 months ago

started a bit warm. passing creek a cooling breeze started kissing my cheeks. Spotted cool climbers, and mountain goat with two kids. At this altitude we all need SUNSCREEN. ROCK HOUND HEAVEN.