Falling Rock Trail

MODERATE 23 reviews

Falling Rock Trail is a 0.3 mile out and back trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.3 miles
65 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



1 month ago

By far, one of the most spectacular lookouts I've seen around, but unfortunately people ruin it. It's very close to town, so I've seen shady characters every time I've been. Tons of graffiti, trash, blatant drug use, and disrespectful people. I'd recommend going early morning or during school/work hours to avoid the riff raff.

2 months ago

Beautiful view! As others have said, it's a short walk to the lookout. Great view of the hills!

7 months ago

Short and easy. Great view, but trail has a fair amount of trash

8 months ago

Great views. Easy and short hike. Hiking down to Rapid Creek and back up a little more challenging, but not to hard. At the top, go to the south and follow deer trails down to the creek.

10 months ago

Awesome views!

11 months ago

Very short trail but the view is really good.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Great hike around the area and an awesome view. Sadly an over abundance of tires and shopping carts in the riverbed below along with spray paint graffiti on the edge of the rocks at the top.

Monday, April 17, 2017

it is a beautiful area and trail but not very long and had quite a bit of trash in some areas.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Not much hiking involved, actually really none at all, but it's probably the best overlook in the black hills, in my opinion.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Saturday, July 16, 2016

the trail itself is well maintained but ridiculously short. fantastic view of Rapid Creek from the cliff

Monday, June 27, 2016


Monday, June 13, 2016

super short but the view is beautiful.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Beautiful views. Not really a trail. Not worth it because of the person who owns the land just past this "trail".

Friday, March 28, 2014

This trail leads to a great view of Rapid Creek flowing through the canyon below. The trail can be walked by most people of all ages, but please be aware that the ledges are extremely dangerous. I have heard that a young person fell and passed a few years ago so please control your children around the edges. This is within the Black Hills National Forest so please clean up after yourselves. Also lock your cars when you start your hike. Park Rangers have informed me that local dysfunctional youth have been known to do dumb things up here due to the closeness to the city. This is one of the closest escapes for them. Other than that the hike is great. At the beginning of the road is a small trail to anchor points for rappelling.

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