Osprey Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Osprey Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
311 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

canoeing

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

From Rapid City take Highway 44 west to the junction with Highway 385. Turn to the south and travel 2.8 miles to the junction with FSR 258 just past the Pactola Visitor Center. Travel west on FSR 258 for 1.4 miles to junction with FSR 545. Take FSR 545 for one mile to the trailhead.

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful scenery and a relaxing walk/hike.

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1 month ago

Great trail, mostly shaded with scenic views every step of the way.

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nature trips
1 month ago

Very beautiful hike. Easy and good for kids.

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Great views beautiful lake

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Best for hiking but a really good mountain biker could manage it. Beautiful views of Pactola Lake. It really is on the easy side. No hiking boots needed. I did have an up close encounter with a deer.

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hiking
10 months ago

Very easy family friendly hike. Both loops averaged to around 3.5 miles. There are some beautiful views of Pactola Lake and a couple benches along the trail to enjoy them.