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Best trails in Brandon

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Explore the most popular trails near Brandon with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Brandon
Top trails (4)
#1 - Valley of the Giants
Brandon, South Dakota
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Length: 1.5 mi • Est. 40 m
Several giant trees grow in this rich floodplain soil. This forest boasts some of the states largest oak and cottonwood trees and near state records for elm, ash, boxelder, and willow. One oak and two cottonwoods are listed in the State Big Tree Registry. The preservation of these giant trees started with the original homesteader to the area, Ole Bergerson in 1868, who valued the protection and beauty afforded by these trees. Many species of plants and animals can be seen in and around this lush forest.Show more
#2 - Prairie Vista Trail
Brandon, South Dakota
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 5 m
This trail is an aggressive hiking trail that takes trail users along a scenic route of the Big Sioux River. A suspension bridge goes over the river where the majority of the trail is located. This trail winds along with the Big Sioux on one side and a large prairie area on the other. A pretty impressive hill provides an awe-inspiring view. The archery trail connects to this trail. Park visitors may want to do a treasure hike using a GPS unit to find coordinates set by park staff. Horseback riders can access the trail from their own designated parking lot. Snowmobilers can take advantage of the trail during the winter months.Show more
#3 - River Trail to Prairie View
Good Earth State Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 27 m
#4 - Homesteader Nature Trail
Brandon, South Dakota
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Length: 1.4 mi • Est. 38 m
This trail is a nature extravaganza. Throughout the course of the trail hikers will walk through a creek bottom, loland forest, a plum thicket, native prairie, and upland forest. Show more