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Deerfield Lake Loop Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Deerfield Lake Loop Trail is a 11.8 mile loop trail located near Hill City, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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: 11.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,351 feet Route Type: Loop

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hiking
1 month ago

July 7, 2019–This trail has great potential, but we were victims of a very wet spring. The trail is saturated in places and still a running stream in others. Our shoes were soaked through within the first mile (starting from the Whitetail picnic area trailhead, going counterclockwise) and by the time they dried up a bit, they’d get soaked again. It’s fairly well marked, but many of the markers are down. It’s absolutely gorgeous, but give it a little bit of time to dry out, or go in with better footwear.

11 months ago

hiked in clockwise from Gold Run, the last section (south east portion) was least scenic through heavy timber and some roads. many different birds, a few deer. great trail, easy to walk. markings not always obvious. pretty quiet due to boat restrictions on lake (nice). it is longer than the posted 10 miles.

Friday, July 06, 2018

Only hiked about 3 miles out from Gold Run trail head. Good trail needs a little more markings. We will be taking our horses on this soon!!!

trail running
Monday, July 10, 2017

Perfect trail for a long run with plenty of pleasant scenery and wildlife along the way. Will definitely do again

trail running
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Great day for a loop around the lake.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

A bit longer than 10 miles, trail is nice by the lake side, not marked as well as I would have hoped for the rest.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Just a great hike! Did not expect much at first but the longer we went the better it got. Lots of vegetation changes and views of this beautiful lake. Went past some great primitive camping site one guy out fishing in an inflatable. Lake is stocked with trout limit one. Somehow this turned into about a 14 miler and as mentioned the trail Markings while generally good get sketchy in places. We lost the trail once and had to follow a fence line to Regain. Not much elevations but overall fun!

hiking
Monday, June 10, 2013

Great for hiking, not for mountain biking due to terrain and inclines and numerous gate crossings. Very pretty view. Occasionally not well marked. Plan on a full day

hiking
1 month ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

Saturday, October 17, 2015

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