Lovers' Leap Trail

MODERATE 49 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.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
695 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
5 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful views and worth the hike

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2 months ago

Hands down my favorite trail in Custer State Park! Stunning views! And a beautiful stream that runs through!
It's pretty strenuous when you first start out, so be aware of that, especially if you're a little out of shape like me ;) but it gets easier. Towards the end you go through a campground, but you're definitely going the right way if there's any doubt.
Give this one a shot, you won't be disappointed.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

3 months 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.

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 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.

8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago