Lake Sylvan Trail

EASY 53 reviews
#5 of 11 trails in

Lake Sylvan Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Custer, South Dakota that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and fishing and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
32 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

A nice walk around Lake Sylvan. Good views. Easy walk.

2 months ago

An easy walk, great for kids. Brought our 2 dogs and they loved it too!

3 months ago

Beautiful lake, beautiful scenery!!

hiking
4 months ago

Easy and beautiful! Sylvan Lake is gorgeous!

4 months ago

Easy yet beautiful walk around the lake. North side of the lake was less groomed and harder for the older group but they made it. Damn 20$ to get in though.

hiking
4 months ago

great scenery at the lake. doable by most.

5 months ago

Beautiful easy trail with lots of unique & beautiful terrain. Don't miss it!

6 months ago

Cool views, easy to wander up boulders!

hiking
6 months ago

Easy, fantastic scenery.

7 months ago

Love this trail. Be sure to take it all the way behind the rocks.

hiking
8 months ago

A great hike to do with the family. We enjoyed climbing on the rocks and seeing some geese swimming on the lake.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Beautiful little hike and park. Loved crawling all over the rock structures.

hiking
Monday, September 12, 2016

Such a beautiful trail! Not all of it is a clean path, some spots are rocks that you have to climb over, which makes it fun! Some rocks are easy to climb up to get a gorgeous view of the lake.

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016

Loved this trail easy for beginners but beautiful for even those that do hiking a lot very scenic route.

Monday, September 05, 2016

We make this an yearly event. Always great views and an enjoyable experience

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Beautiful, fun.

walking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

This actually can loop the whole lake. Pretty easy, but there is a bit of scrambling over rocks that will have to happen. Wear appropriate footwear! I saw a lot of people in flip-flops struggling along.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great for beginners, especially kids. Took my 8 & 4 yr old daughters around it with ease. They loved it.

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

Great opportunities for kids to climb rocks in addition to a fairly easy trail.

hiking
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Great short hike! Beautiful lake and awesome rock outcroppings everywhere! Easy hike for kids as well.

hiking
Saturday, October 31, 2015

My top favorite place in SD

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