Split Rock Creek Trail: Palisades State Park

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Split Rock Creek Trail: Palisades State Park is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Garretson, South Dakota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round.

1.5 miles 150 feet Out & Back

kid friendly






wild flowers

Parking, drinking water, vaulted toilet and picnic shelter at the trailhead. For fee camping from tent, to RV, to rental cabins. State Park entrance fee required to access the trail.

7 months ago

Three separate hikes in this park. All are fairly easy but very picturesque. One could easily spend hours on the bank of this creek fishing and relaxing.

1 year ago

2 years ago

"Hiked" this in the fall. The best views are really from the bridge, it's a short walk though, so you might as well spend a half hour on it. Devil's Gulch hike is about a mile north of this trail and is pretty neat too.

3 years ago

5 years ago

Did the hike in winter. Enjoyed the solitude. Saw many signs of wildlife with the fresh snow. The whole park is very scenic.