Willow Creek Trail

EASY 44 reviews

Willow Creek Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hill City, South Dakota that features a waterfall 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
337 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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16 days ago

2 months ago

snow on the hilltop and several whitetail deer, very nice hike.

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4 months ago

Pretty little trail. The waterfall is unmarked, tucked away on a spur, nettle overgrown trail. Exposed most of the time, lots of horse dung, and plenty of helicopters to ruin the serenity.

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4 months ago

4 months ago

Fun little hike. We finished it in a little over one hour with a 9 and six year old. We liked the little waterfall. There were numerous little mud puddles that we had to go around. We enjoyed our time.

hiking
5 months ago

This was a good trail to take 4 and 7 year old. Was about the perfect length and difficulty. Nice little water fall for the kids to mess around in. Just beware of what the horses left behind on the trail!

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5 months ago

Good views, nice for kiddos.

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Very nice trail. Easy to do with a toddler carrier because incline is very gradual. I rarely need bug spray in the Black Hills but would have liked it on this trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail is every bit of 2.5 miles. Trail is single lane most of the way. Definitely for hiking in a line one by one. For my dog to walk beside me he frequently had to walk in the grass as the trail wasnt wide enough for both of us. All in all we enjoyed the hike though. And it is a back door way of hiking to Harney Peak.

6 months ago

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6 months ago

** Just a beauty of a trail. Creek is running high today.