Woodland Trail at Newton Hills

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Woodland Trail at Newton Hills is a 4.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Canton, South Dakota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles
561 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



cross country skiing



mountain biking





Over 200 species of birds visit the area each year. White-tailed deer, wild turkeys, marmots, rabbits, red and gray fox and squirrels are also found within the park.

3 days ago

I went with a group of children as a camp leader. It was fun and easy, but extremely muddy, so be prepared!

1 month ago

Fun little trail!

11 months ago

Very pretty views with lots of tree covering!! It does have more of an incline in some places which I liked compared to most hiking places around Sioux Falls. The trails are used for horseback riding as well so there was some "presents" left on the trails from the horses.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Great, relaxing trail mixed with some generous steady inclines and descents to get the blood pumping. Good mix of terrain and plant life. 5 mile loop is the perfect length for me...a bit over 1.5 hours. Redid a section by accident on the D loop while in conversation...(not paying attention) other than that the trail is easy to navigate the options available. Watch the road apples from the horses on cettain sections!

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

nice hike. Recommend getting a paper map from the office. at certain spots, people have scratched off the "you are here" stars on the maps that are otherwise nicely placed at forks in the trail. The maps are usually well placed but there are some deficiencies in marking the trails. one map in particular failed to note the D1 vs. D2 loop and just listed everything as "D" which had two sub loops. Thus, the paper map was good to have to reference. large sumac groves. Spotted some neat unexpected birds...a scarlet Tanager, and an eastern Pewee. Saw a doe also. much of the trail is multi purpose. packed dirt. don't go if muddy. was great this week.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Excellent trail. Need to buy a South Dakota Park Sticker for entrance to the park.
I grew up near Newton Hills. I like to return over and again.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

I been this trail many times by myself but happy to take my kids for the first time this weekend.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Cool day hike.

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cross country skiing
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