Falling Rock Trail

MODERATE 12 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.

0.3 miles
62 feet
Out & Back



26 days ago

1 month ago

1 month ago

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

1 month ago

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

7 months ago


10 months ago

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

10 months ago


11 months ago

super short but the view is beautiful.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

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.

Saturday, September 08, 2012