Flume Trail

MODERATE 49 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.

hiking
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7 days ago

signs still need to be clear

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hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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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hiking
8 months ago

Great trail! Its incredible how much time and effort must have gone into that flume back in the day. On some parts of the trail you can still see the wood used to build the flume. No shortage of wildlife on this trail! Its a must do in your in the area

hiking
9 months ago

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hiking
10 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail, got lost a couple times between 89/50, had to back track from the river towards the actual Flume trail to the two tunnels. It was 8:00 by the time I got to the second tunnel, and had to beat the sun back to the parking lot. Plus, had a large 30 minute thunderstorm roll in right away but kept to only slightly wet because of the tree cover.

I really wish it had more signage but overall a beautiful trail that lead to great photography and sightseeing. Hopefully I tackle more of the trail in the future and with more planning on my part in terms of sunlight hours.

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