Little Devils Tower Spur Trail

MODERATE 73 reviews
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Little Devils Tower Spur Trail is a 3.8 mile out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
826 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

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19 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike with rewarding views!

hiking
21 days ago

25 days ago

Exposed, this route is mainly uphill, and the rock scramble at the end was the closest thing I have done to rock climbing on a hike. I would not consider it moderate except for the length. Beautiful though!

29 days ago

did what many do, connect from cathedral spires. can't beat it.

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1 month ago

1 month ago

Amazing view from top while not too strenuous of a hike!

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1 month ago

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Another beautiful view! We connected to this trail from cathedral spires, and the views from up high are so worth it! More exposed trail with no much shade (at least from the connection at the spires) so go early and bring lots of water!

Beauuuutiful Trail! And the view from the peak is unreal. Loved this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked this trail after connecting from the Cathedral Spires Trail. Fairly easy hike until a bit of rock scrambling near the final ascent to the top. The view is excellent from the top.

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Connected via cathedral spires trail. Highly recommend

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Not too difficult until you get to the end. I thoroughly enjoyed the last part climbing up the rocks. Lots to explore at the top. wouldn't bring small children due to the climbing. I sent mine back down with my husband before getting to the really fun part.

hiking
2 months ago

Just finished this hike with the family. The view of Harney Peak, the back of Mt Rushmore and the surrounding land is breathtaking!

One suggestion...Leave you packs and hiking sticks when you have to make the first scramble up the crack in the mountain. It gets rather interesting up and down with extra weight and things in your hand.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I love the variety of terrain.. starting in a leafy wooded meadow, then climbing into evergreens and rock formations.. and then scrambling up the granite 'pinnacle' to views of Harney Peak Lookout, Cathedral Spires, the backside of Mt Rushmore... its a great hike! The last scramble can be intimidating, but it is worth it!