Lovers' Leap Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
695 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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3 days ago

4 days ago

Dry, hot trail, views aren't much until you get to the rock formation "lovers leap" which has spectacular views, 1 end of the trail (forks right) has a lot of poison ivy so caution!!!

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22 days ago

Great hike! Steep in spots, but well worth the effort!

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25 days ago

4.4 mile trail, some steepish terrain but well worth it. great ponderosa pines in this hike, the smell is incredible.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely agree that this is more than a 3 mile trail. 4.4 sounds about right. Think of this as rather 2 different trails: one hike goes up a granite mountain and provides beautiful views of probably the entire park (this may be a reason to choose this one as your first hike in Custer). The other hike is along the creek bottom and back along the hillside.

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1 month ago

It was hard but good. The board at the beginning says it's 3 miles, but don't believe that! This app says 4 and my phone said something like 4.4. I would do it again though.

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2 months ago

Beautiful views and worth the hike