South Wall Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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South Wall Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Garretson, South Dakota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
45 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

fishing

hiking

rock climbing

walking

forest

river

views

rocky

The trail follows the creek, past the site of the old mill dam and on to a popular rock climbing area called the South Wall. The trail then ascends a set of stairs and steps through the middle of a large fracture in the rock giving a close-up view of the quartzite cliffs and dramatic landscape.

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Monday, June 01, 2015

I'm a beginning hiker. . . And mostly interested in hiking as a family activity. We had a blast on this trail! Palisades State Park is a lot of fun to crawl around in.

horseback riding
Friday, June 20, 2014

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Although this is a trail in the smallest State Park in South Dakota it is a diamond. the Quartzite rock formations draw rock climbers from around the region. This is a great place to hang out for an afternoon, watch the river for Kingfishers and other birds, watch climbers. Very family friendly. Best to go in Spring, Summer or Fall. I'm rating it a 4 for it's beauty but not a 5 because it's short.

hiking
Saturday, November 10, 2012

This is a short trail used by climbers. It runs along the Split Rock Creek and below the cliffs. This is a very scenic park and a great place to go rock climbing .

hiking
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Did the trail in the winter. Very short trail, only rated 3 stars because of the views of the river and rock formations.