Flume Trail

MODERATE 66 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
1322 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

snow

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
1 month ago

Amazing hike and great views!! Highly recommended!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, well maintained. Only saw two other hikers. Started from the Sheridan Lake trailhead and went about 2.2 miles in and back again. Interesting tunnels along the way.

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 5 miles in from Sheridan Lake and back. Trail is great with nice views and beautiful fall colors. The hike is pretty easy following the flume. The history and seeing the remains of the flume and tunnels are what make this trail great.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Great trail! Have done two separate parts of the trail at different times, hope to do the whole thing sometime.

2 months ago

Awesome time! Great trail!!

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2 months ago

2 months ago

Great trail! Great scenery, you will see it all! We started at Sheridan Lake and went to Rockerville and it was more like 14 miles:)

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3 months ago

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3 months 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
4 months 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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4 months ago

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

4 months ago

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5 months ago

signs still need to be clear

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5 months ago