Lookout Point Trail

MODERATE 11 reviews
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Lookout Point Trail is a 5.6 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, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
515 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

no dogs

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

hiking
3 months ago

once i finished this trail (taken as a loop with part of centennial) i found myself wishing i could go back and change all my other 5-star ratings to 4-star ratings

had to go about a half-mile off the trail to avoid a huge bison rubbing his tumtum on the trail marker, but totally worth it

hiking
3 months ago

Great Trail! Variety of prairies, hills, and beautiful valleys. Some bison got in out path. We waited for some time for them to move on. They are in no hurry to go anywhere. Closer than we wanted to be. It was a wonderful time spent with my wonderful wife!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike. Nice views. We met up with 2 buffalo on our hiking trail, rubbing themselves on the trail markers, we got off the trail to keep our distance from them. Also a lot of prairie dogs

hiking
4 months ago

Decent trail. Saw lots of prairie dogs and some bison. However, be careful following this map. It deviates from the official trail at the end by following the river- off trail instead of going up the hill.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

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.

Sunday, March 05, 2017

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.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017