Spirit Mound Historic Prairie Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Spirit Mound Historic Prairie Trail is a 1.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Vermillion, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.4 miles 121 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



Spirit Mound Historic Prairie trail features a prominent hill on the Great Plains that has historical significance as Lewis & Clark visited the site on their journey west. It goes from the southeast corner of the restored priarie to the pinnacle of the small hill overlooking the surrounding plains.

4 years ago

We hiked to the top . it's where Lewis and Clark viewed buffalo and other wildlife during their expedition .Alot of history in the area. Nice little hike

4 years ago

My first hike and it was perfect for a beginner - a tiny bit of a challenge with the hill, but overall an easy little hike. Very enjoyable and a great view.

5 years ago

This trail affords one a great view of the Missouri River valley from its peak. It is easy to imagine the isolation Lewis and Clark must of felt hundreds of miles from civilization. A definate stop of your interested in history.