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We went biking from Hill City to Redfern (which has a vault bathroom). It is a gradual uphill climb for the 7+ miles which made coming back much easier. Beautiful views. Well worth it.

Beautiful hike - lovely falls - easy terrain along the Spearfish Canyon.

Awesome hike. We loved how the scenery changed at nearly every turn. Long grasses, rocky crags, beautiful wildflowers and trees, a "gold" paved road with pyrite, and wow - what a summit! Fire tower and accompanying buildings were so fun to explore. We loved the "pond of gold" just below the fire tower. Totally worth every step and mile in every regard. Excellently maintained. Went up Trail #9 and down Trail #4 (Peter Norbeck) just to change it up.

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This trail was actually worth doing. I thought it was going to be boring but were able to get neat pictures of my Rushmore in a less crowded environment and see the model.

We only hiked a portion of this trail but it was still a highlight for us. We were able to get close to bighorn sheep!

Must do with kids! The only complaint I have is that it's difficult to tell where/when this trail ends.

Somewhat boring when compared to saddle, castle, and notch. Still don't regret hiking this trail but would've preferred to hike saddle along with entire castle trail.

Short and strenuous trail. Kids ages 11 and 8 loved it! Most difficult part was climbing in an area where you can't get traction due to sliding rocks and sediment.

Great hike! Combined the South Wall Trail with the Split Rock Creek trail.

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