Flume Trail

MODERATE 58 reviews

Flume Trail is a 12.9 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1820 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

hiking

ice climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Section 1 6.6 miles Loop A 2.7 miles Section 2 0.6 miles Loop B 3.8 miles Section 3 3.8 miles Overlook 0.9 miles The historic Flume Trail takes you back in time to the mining boom of the 1880s. The Rockerville Flume carried water 20 miles, from Spring Creek west of present day Sheridan Lake, east to the placer diggings near Rockerville. The flume operated until 1885, and enabled miners to take over $20 million in gold. The trail follows the actual flume bed for much of its length. Along the way you'll see historic artifacts and parts of the flume itself.

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15 days ago

Good trail. Saw no people after the first two miles. Beautiful scenery. The trail in the middle is poorly and often bizarrely marked. Be prepared for occasionally backtracking to find the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

2 of the 4 bridges are still out - creek rock bed is sharp so plan accordingly; signs are present - just gray colored and trail is sometimes only footpath wide and therefore easy to miss, also trails 89 and 50 overlap. Be leary of taking small children since there is lots of loose rock trails along steep cliffs. Bring water and would suggest trekking poles.

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1 month ago

Love it. Great overall view that gives perspective to other places

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2 months ago

signs still need to be clear

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail. My wife I and planned on doing the whole 12ish miles. We got the 12 miles but due to a couple unfortunate detours, didn't finish it. The trail bounces between traveled trail and road quite a bit and it isn't hard to miss the markers if you're not paying attention. But the trail is not difficult, the scenery is great and there is some really cool history. Take lots of H2O.

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