Stratobowl Rim Trail

EASY 43 reviews

Stratobowl Rim Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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18 days ago

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1 month ago

Easy, road-width trail. Good for all ages and abilities. Slight hills to get to the lookout. The scenery at the lookout is amazing. The information about the first balloon flights is fenced in but quite interesting to read.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Easy walk on a road no longer used. Great view at the end. I remember years age being able to drive back there on that road. make sure you read about the history on the pillars in the fenced area. view at the end is spectacular.

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Trailhead can easily be missed driving 60mph down the highway. Trail is just a gravel road that winds around a forested area. Lots of trees cut down and piled up along the side of the trail. Very secluded, but again, it could be because it's a gravel road that has been blocked off to car entrance. No true parking area. Road went downhill most of the way, so unclear if this was actually the trail or used to be the road to get to the trailhead which would lead up? Very disappointed.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Great trail. Very easy. And the views are spectacular once you get to the top. Interesting information about atmospheric balloon tests. Would highly recommend. Dog and kid friendly.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Easy hike to the top but the view down feels a bit unsafe as the cliff just drops off with no barrier. A bit scary with kids.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Fun easy hike with a beautiful view!

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4 months ago

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4 months ago