Sioux Falls Bike Trail Loop

MODERATE 28 reviews

Sioux Falls Bike Trail Loop is a 19.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sioux Falls, South Dakota that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

19.1 miles
364 feet

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This loop trail is paved and circles most of central Sioux Falls. There are multiple access points including some branch trails. It is used for biking, running, walking and rollerblading. It follows the Big Sioux River. The highlight is the Falls at Falls Park where there is an observation tower. This loop trail is paved and circles most of central Sioux Falls. Most of the Eastern and Southern trail goes through interconnected city parks creating multiple access points. It is used for biking, running, walking and rollerblading. It follows the Big Sioux River. The highlight is the Falls at Falls Park where there is an observation tower. The Eastern and Southern portions have the heaviest use and the trails are wider there. The greatest elevation change is going North of Falls Park where there is an extended incline, bridge over the diversion channel spillway, and switchbacks. The rest is an easy mostly flat trail about 18 miles total.

1 month ago

I’m on this trail a lot for running, walking and biking. It’s fantastic. I just wish the city would be more consistent with bathroom quality and placement, and that they’d open them earlier in the mornings for early-rising runners.

road biking
2 months ago

Awesome Trail. One of my favorite trails in the 15 states I have cycled in. Stunning parks, one after another on the southern portion. Since I don’t see anyway to post pictures, I will post them to my site,

2 months ago


road biking
4 months ago

Awesome bike trails. Continued improvements.

road biking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

The southern part was especially pretty.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Amazing area. Well maintained.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Very nice paved trail. Used for walking, running, cycling, NOT a horse trail. Goes around Sioux Falls. Parked at Fair Grounds, loop was a little over 20 miles.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flat and paved but a nice walk.

nature trips
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great trail for long walks with great views. Downfall: majority of it is paved, makes it feel less outdoorsy.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Great trail overall. Oct 2015 the south part of the trail between Western Ave and Minn Ave is under construction, but the loop can still be completed by using Yankton Trail Parker soccer field parking lot just adjacent to the construction. Great that they are resurfacing and widening as that was the "weak link" in the loop trail. Overall a great experience for walkers, joggers, hikers, bikers and will be better in spring 2016 when the trail work is done.

road biking
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

This spur trail begins at Sertoma park and goes along the West side of the Big Sioux River and then joins Skunk Creek where it enters the big Sioux. At a good pace you can do this in 40 minutes out and back.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

This is a multiple use trail designed with bike riding in mind. The trail is wider from Falls Park area to the Southeast part of the trail as this is a heavy use area. Moderate use is on the West and North sides. The trail does not go through Falls Park, the most scenic part, but is just off trail after going over a railroad crossing going North. It is on the East side. The West /North sides are more open and more challenging on windy days. East and South offer more trees and lots of views of the river. The Northern most tip is where the Flood control diversion channel begins and goes Southeast to a spillway where the diversion channel rejoins the river. Multiple access points to the trail make it easy to get on most anywhere. There are couple of blind corners. One going West from Western Ave under an old bridge. Another is a very narrow passage/blind corner going under railroad on North end at where the Big Sioux and Diversion channel split. The most foot traffic is in the downtown area. Path is very wide there but watch out for pedestrians crossing path without looking for bikes. Evenings you can even spot deer on the Southeast side. The trail is busy most nice days after work hours and on the weekends. @backpackerneil

3 months ago

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Sunday, August 17, 2014