Wind Cave Canyon Trail

EASY 27 reviews
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Wind Cave Canyon Trail is a 3.8 mile out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 213 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
27 days ago

Trail completed June 21, 2019. Really easy trail, and you’re likely to see Buffalo on it.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike but not a moderate trail. The first half was moderate but the last half was pretty rough. Steep incline. Wear good hiking shoes because coming down can be a challenge.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice truck trail to hike on. Let's you look up and around at the scenery without tripping. At the first intersection continue straight. At the second, continue straight. Came across a bull buffalo wallowing and having a dust bath just past the second intersection. Gave him a wide berth in both directions. He was keeping his eyes on me both times.

hiking
11 months ago

Highly recommend for people looking for something short, easy, and scenic.

hiking
Thursday, October 05, 2017

Beautiful scenery and buffalo were just over the ridge. Also saw lots of buffalo bones near old watering holes. The wind was particularly strong at the intersection at trail 7 so I followed it up the hill and found a great view and gusts of wind that almost took me to my knees, which felt wonderful.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Basically just walking on a dirt road, but the views are nice.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Nice little trail not too far from Mount Rushmore. Beautiful area!

hiking
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I did Wind Cave Canyon Trail over to Highland Creek trail and around on Centennial for a decent loop. There were a lot of elk and bison, plenty of prairie (and a ton of fat prairie dogs), followed by some nice hiking in the woods.

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