Sioux Falls Bike Trail Loop

MODERATE 23 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.

DISTANCE
19.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

canoeing

fishing

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

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.

hiking
1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

The southern part was especially pretty.

2 months ago

Amazing area. Well maintained.

2 months ago

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.

hiking
3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

walking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flat and paved but a nice walk.

walking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

walking
Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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 23, 2015

hiking
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 23, 2015

walking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

walking
Tuesday, May 05, 2015

walking
Monday, May 04, 2015