Cold Brook Canyon Trail

EASY 11 reviews
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Cold Brook Canyon Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

no shade

Wind Cave National Park By Mail 26611 US Highway 385 Hot Springs, SD 57747-6027 By Phone Visitor Information 605-745-4600 By Fax 605-745-4207

hiking
1 month ago

Not as tough as described by the park info. Nice views and plenty of wildlife. The trail goes right through a dog town. We also saw some birds and a buffalo right on the trail. We turned back a little over halfway not wanting to get too close to the buffalo and also because it was getting pretty hot. As others have said, I wouldn't suggest hiking this trail in summer without some cloud cover.

It's also not quite what you might expect from a trail with canyon in the name, although there are some nice rock formations along the way.

hiking
10 months ago

well marked open trail, wild life male buffalo & prairie fog town. easy for all ages. easy and great on cool day, some shade , not much, beautiful grassy scape.

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10 months ago

11 months ago

nice short hike; beware it does not end at cold creek. abundant flowers in June. no shade don't hike this in heat

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Easy hike with beautiful views.

hiking
Thursday, April 15, 2010

Every hike we do in Wind Cave has exceded our expectations. This one is no exception! We hiked about 1/2 way and had a picnic dinner just off of the trail. We did have a close encounter with a buffalo. We avoided him on the return trip by hiking off trail for a short distance. It was in the fall so we finished the hike at dusk. One of my most memorable hikes in the Black Hills.

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