Riparian Loop Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Riparian Loop Trail is a 2.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sioux Falls, South Dakota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

forest

river

views

Located in Good Earth State Park this moderate trail offers views of the river and goes through an oak forest. Riparian Trail begins after taking Bur Oak Trail, a connector trail. Riparian Trail is a loop that is on the river bottom of the Big Sioux River. This trail is located at Blood Run National Historic Landmark which is one of the oldest sites of long-term human habitation in the United States.

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Very nicely kept trail. Took a side trail of the main one and went through the more rough paths that were not as visible- it made for a nice challenge and more of a workout.

hiking
11 months ago

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

This trail goes along the Big Sioux River with nice views of the river, river bluffs and a couple of Massive Cottonwood trees along with a very large maple that creates an arch over the trail. It's a loop that begins more than a mile from the parking area. You must take the Bur Oak trail or another connector trail to get to it. A good workout, Great views, and low traffic make this a great trail to get out for some solitude. @backpackerneil