Grace Coolidge Walk In Fishing Area Trail

EASY 6 reviews
#5 of 10 trails in

Grace Coolidge Walk In Fishing Area Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and fishing and is best used from April until October.

4.9 miles 426 feet Out & Back

kid friendly






wild flowers

old growth

8 months ago

Nice easy hike - almost flat trail that follows a creek for several miles. When we did the trail, all the simple foot bridges were in place and we never had to walk in water. Several large ponds served as reflecting pools and provided opportunities for great photos of trees and cliffs. Several individuals were fishing along the way with various degrees of success.

1 year ago

Great walk. Change of pace from other types of trails in the Black Hills. Flat along the creek many water crossings a lot of rain lately so many of the crossings that had foot bridges were washed away. We counted 15 water crossings and nine of them you had to get in the water to cross.

2 years ago

Really a nice relaxing day hike. Quite easy but lots of waterfalls and crossings. We did this after Lovers Leap and was a nice change. Lots of people and dog friendly.

6 years ago

a very easy and fun hike. Many water crossings and it ends up at Center Lake. A very refreshing hike in the summer.

6 years ago

Love this trail, and the numerous water crossing... best mid summer or fall.

6 years ago

a good easy hike with several stream crossings making it tricky at times. This is on an old road serving the several fishing ponds along the path. The bugs were thick when were were hiking. just not my cup of tea.