Lookout Point Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Lookout Point Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near East Custer, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

views

wild flowers

Wind Cave National Park By Mail 26611 US Highway 385 Hot Springs, SD 57747-6027 By Phone Visitor Information 605-745-4600 By Fax 605-745-4207

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10 days ago

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4 months ago

Great hike. Lots of variety, from hills to flat plains. Saw bison, a pair of foxes, and a whole farm of prairie dogs. Also nearly stepped on a rattlesnake and had to brush off a couple ticks. Watch the ground in front of you closely for snakes and check clothes periodically for the buggers. Also, bring sunglasses or some sort of eye protection, the wind on the prairie can be intense.

6 months ago

Beautiful early March walk. Kept pace (at a distance) with a young male Buffalo along the creek bottom. Saw coyote, prairie dogs, antelope, mule deer, a herd of Elk and 2 buffalo carcasses and only one other human. I love this park!!

hiking
Friday, February 08, 2013

Wonderful mid February hike of 5.75 miles. A little snow in low spots with temperature hovering around 45 degrees. The trail covers deep limestone canyons, heavy forest areas and high prairie. Deer , elk, buffalo, and prairie dogs abound. Entire loop trail took about 2.5 hours of easy to moderate hiking.