Lovers' Leap Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews
#4 of 10 trails in

Lovers' Leap Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

4.0 miles 695 feet Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
14 days ago

We took the western mouth of the trailhead and it was an easy, enjoyable hike to the top! Beautiful scenery and animals everywhere!!

16 days ago

16 days ago

A little bit of work to get to the top, but well worth it, followed by an easy stroll through some gorgeous scenery. the first half mile isn't for the faint of heart but it can be conquered by just about anyone, and the view from the top will leave you Happy you put the work in.

4 months ago

great views, not too long, cross same Creek ten times on planks.

hiking
5 months ago

Pretty hike. The first 3/4 mile was a steady steep ascent, definitely a butt buster. The view is gorgeous. Once you leave the lookout its an easy walk. You eventually run into water which you cross several times on planks. Great place for the dogs to cool off. A recommended not to difficult hike.

5 months ago

Loved the views from the top and the stream. Did not care for following the road back.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Great hike!!

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

This is a nice trail. The first half is pretty strenuous but the second half is beautiful.

hiking
7 months ago

7 months ago

8 months ago

8 months ago

Love this trail! We will go again for sure lots of up hill but worth it. You go over 9 bridges at the end so fun to be out in nature. Beautiful scenery and trail is well marked.

hiking
8 months ago

Well worth the hike. I would encourage long pants due to tons of poison ivy down by the streams. Will definitely do this trail again.

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great short hike with outstanding 360 views at the top. To get best views you need to hike up rocks on right on park sign. Short climb to the top. We did the loop and would recommend out and back. The last mile in is through a camp grounds and along the main road. Not much to see.

8 months ago

9 months ago

Steep ascent to start out with but the views were totally worth it. Relaxing creek side trail on the backend of the 3 miles.