Sunday Gulch Trail

MODERATE 70 reviews
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Sunday Gulch Trail is a 4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near East Custer, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
879 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

rocky

scramble

Sunday gulch is a moderate to strenuous hike right next to Sylvan lake. Dogs on leashes are okay, but be prepared to carry your dog at the start of the hike, as there are many areas that they need to jump down from. At the start there is a very rocky downward hike, the park service has provided handrails as you would likely struggle to climb down without them. Once you reach the bottom of this hike you are treated to an awesome stroll along a creek with awesome views of the various rock formations.

hiking
12 days ago

I've hiked this trail several times starting from childhood. It starts at the beautiful Sylvan Lake, and travels through breathtaking vistas of the sacred Black Hills.

12 days ago

Very muddy areas due to recent rains

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15 days ago

Beautiful views and you get to climb down rocks at the beginning of the trail. There's a great spot halfway to stop for a picnic near a stream.

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1 month ago

great trail....i would start to the left and finish with the waterfalls

hiking
1 month ago

Very fun family hike with lots to see. Very mystical, great for kids.

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1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

One of my favorites here in the Black Hills. It's a circular trail I recommend going clockwise on.