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.
Thought the trail was great, but the end was underwhelming. The first 3/4 of the trail is beautiful, and an easy to moderate hike, the difficulty picks up at the end a little but the end of it wasn't my favorite.
Not too difficult of a hike, but if you're not used to the elevation, you might feel a little winded. Most of the hike is on a well-travelled path that is easy to follow. I went on a weekday, and there weren't that many people there. There is very little shade and it was around 80 degrees the other day, so I was hot, but it was cooler higher up. I found the hike a little boring at first, except that the view at the end made it totally worth it. Be prepared for some rock climbing at the end...I'm not that incredibly fit, but I found it completely doable with a good pair of hiking shoes.
Take your time and explore!
Took this hike yesterday. Parked at the lake in Custer State Park and hiked to another parking lot, and started on the actual trail. Not too busy for a fall weekend. The rock at the top is a real scramble but one to the left is much easier. Beautiful views along the way and on top. Our dog loved it. She was able to make it through the squeeze better than I did.
This is a very lovely hike. Begins with a slight incline, becomes moderate, progresses to a somewhat steep gravelly slope, and ends with a fun climb up the rocks through a couple of tight spaces. Panoramic view from the top. There is almost no shade for most of the trail, so be prepared. It took 30 minutes moving slowly to get to the spur. Fast hikers could get to the spur in 15 minutes. Highly recommended!!
It was labeled strenuous on the trail markers but I would say it was easy to moderate. Breathtaking vistas. We connected it with Sylvan Lake and it was great.
Very nice views. Easy at the start but gets tough at top. The last 200 yards are steep climbing on solid rock.
Love this trail. Always worth the end result. Some semi-steep rocky area near the top. awesome views all the way up. Must hike trail in the immediate area along with Harney and Sunday Gulch.
Very pretty hike! The end is more difficult with loose rock and Rick scrambling. But well worth the view!!
We did this trail coming back down from Harney. This trail is a little less travelled and just as great as the Harney Trail #9. There are portions of the trail that have trees across the trail but they were easy to get around/go over. I'd take this trail to get to Harney Peak next time.
I gave this a 5 for all of the wildlife that is just right off the trail. It is not a bad hike
Great hike a little more difficult at the end but the views are worth it.
Lots of scrambling. It was fun!