Lovers' Leap Trail

MODERATE 79 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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1 month ago

Nice trail, not difficult at all. A lot of poison ivy along the trail by the creek, so pants are suggested for that portion anyway.

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1 month ago

Nice hike, we only did to the peak and back so cannot speak for the loop, but there aren't many views other than that off of the actual lover's leap rocks. The view from the rocks is beautiful and we thought well worth the 1.5ish miles. Go left at the T in the beginning of the trail if you just want to do the out and back to the peak.

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1 month ago

Great trail in Custer

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2 months 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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2 months ago

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