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Legion Lake Loop is a 0.7 mile loop 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, running, and nature trips.

Length 0.7 mi Elevation gain 39 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Walking Running Forest Lake Views
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Jana Manatee
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This is THE best hike in Custer State Park for toddlers! Super fun and challenging for them, while not being too long. Lots of rocks to climb and a really fun playground at the end. Wear water proof sandals for the beach!

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Robert Kumpost
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Kat Etherton
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Hiking

Easy little walk with the dogs

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Kevin Klockman
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Kevin Klockman
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Ann W
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Hiking

Nice little lake walk. Early in the morning we were basically alone except for a lone fisherman and a family enjoying the rocks. Plenty room to step aside for others. Yes, it's not as scenic as Sylvan Lake, but still a pretty location.

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Nicki Edmonson
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FishingGreat!

It was a nice easy trail, but with varied terrain. Our 3 girls had fun spotting quartz and mica. The rock formations and lake are really pretty.

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Judy Uchtman
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Shannon Walls
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Meh. It was a pretty enough but nothing compared to Sylvan Lake Loop Trail. Just get to Sylvan at sunrise, so you can enjoy its beauty without the throngs of crowds that come a little later. Legion didn’t offer the diversity or beauty that Sylvan did. They do have a nice store and playground/beach area. Several picnic tables.

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Ken Brock
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Hiking

Nice short trail around Legion Lake in Custer State Park. Some elevation changes.

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Phlip Hartener
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Hiking

decent short hike. lots of places for boys to stop & fish!

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Jon Solum
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WalkingGreat!

Nice easy trail even for slightly older and out of shape. Tennis shoe/sneaker will work.

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Zoraida Arbelo
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Hiking

Super easy trail. Short and to the point. Great little beach to rest on.

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Harry Roesner
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Rock climbing

The trail was short not difficult. My teenage kids loved rock climbing and jumping off a rock into the lake. The beach was hard to lay on but the sand near and in the water was nice There is a nice restaurant that rents kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.

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Jennifer Benson
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WalkingGreat!

Loved this short trail! Many boulders to climb (optional...you can bypass them), and a great spot to hop in the water about halfway around the lake. Absolutely gorgeous every step of the way and MUCH, MUCH less crowded than Sylvan Lake.

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Lauren Davis
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Hiking

Awesome trail! 2 year old enjoyed climbing the rocks & beach area. Carried a 8 month old as well.

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Traci Reineke
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Hiking

Super easy for my non-hiking family, but enough to see that it was enjoyable for those who love to hike also. Nice views.

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Tara Buckley
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Hiking

Family & Dog friendly Trail - Mini Sylvan Lake without the crowds. - Epic rock views and trail goes behind the rocks. - swimming and kayaks welcomed. No motorized boats tho.

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Sherry Roffe
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Chad Jensen
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Hiking

We underestimated the trail and wore running shoes to take our dogs for a morning run. Trail running shoes would have been useful if not hiking shoes as some areas had rocky terrain and slippery pine needles. The views were spectacular and it was a great morning outing!

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Lisa W
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Hiking

Pretty stroll around a little lake with a beach, boat rentals, picnic tables and a restaurant with an outdoor patio to grab a beer.

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Bill Vickers
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quick, easy and very pretty

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julie_journeys on instagram
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Hiking

This was a solid loop to do for a different scenery on a rainy day! I wouldn't recommend going out of your way for it entirely. It's like a mini Sylvan Lake with epic rocks - but more built up. Follow my instagram for more adventures @julie_journeys

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Jesse Surratt
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Short and beautiful

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David Stradling
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Wonderful winter hike. Quick and easy. Snow covered the entire way, crampons suggested.

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Gina Larson
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Tom Houlihan
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Always a fun short hike.

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Jana Manatee
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Melissa Freeman
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