Chalk Bluffs Multi-Use Trail

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Chalk Bluffs Multi-Use Trail is a 3.7 mile loop trail located near Yankton, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, birding, horses, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
652 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

horseback riding

lake

river

views

wildlife

The Chalk Bluffs Multi-Use Trail for equestrian riders, mountain bikers, and hikers covers 4.1 miles of up and down slopes on the bluffs and hills at the western end of Lewis and Clark Recreation Area. Choose from three different loops for the beginner to the experienced trail user. Vault toilets, youth tent camping, fresh water for horses, picnic tables and firegrates are all available at the base camp. The base camp area offers eight reservable sites for overnight equestrian users only. Please observe good trail etiquette, stay on designated trails, avoid tethering horses to trees, and bicyclists - - please yield to horses. This trail is marked with distance markers and directional arrows.

hiking
2 months ago

We did the whole loop. It took us an hour and 40 minutes. Lots of big hills. Beautiful views of the lake. If you are camping near Gavin's Point Dam this is a great hike. I wouldn't do this with young children. We have an 8 and a 6 year old and we left them at the campsite with Grandma and Grandpa. It was the right decision. Great hike with beautiful views.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing views, Is good for dog too. Please bring your plastic bag to collect your dog feces. TY

7 months ago

Beautiful trail, very challenging hills.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trail, brutal hills, take C loop and challenge yourself!!!

hiking
10 months ago

First time on this trail. It was icy in some spots but doable. Coming down the icy hills a little bit tricky. Thanks to the footprints of the person before me I was able to see where the trail was. Can't wait to come back in the spring and summer but loved having the trail to myself and my dog Max.

hiking
Tuesday, August 16, 2016

We love this trail. The full loop is about 4 miles but you can do a 1 mile loop. You will see amazing native Bur Oak trees. Wear your hiking shoes for some steep hill climbs. You will get a great workout from this one. Pack a picnic and enjoy lunch from the bluffs overlooking Lewis & Clark Lake.

hiking
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

This is a great trail! It is a bit rough because it is also open to horses, especially the uphill portions. If you have trouble with steep inclines and declines on rough terrain I would definately recommend a walking stick. The trail is really beautiful and has some fantastic views. The best part is the trail is made up of a series of loops so teh distance can eaily be amended anywhere from 1 mile to the full 4.1 miles.

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