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Jaclynn Swerbensky
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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.

Jaclynn Swerbensky
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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.

Jaclynn Swerbensky
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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.

Charles Patterson
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this is a very nice trail for any kind of bicycle enjoy.

Jim Chastain
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I would rate this as easy to moderate. Although it is a short trail, there are some steep parts. Today it was muddy and icy.

Ali Hyatt
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Annette Rall
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icey parking lot bring your treks

Annette Rall
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beautiful views

Roy Brechbuhler
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I thought this was a great hike. Many different types of scenery and a few points of moderate hiking. Very beautiful.

Gina Zanarini
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Lots of different options for length/difficulty. Pretty mediocre views until you're at the lookout though and I found the marking a little confusing.

Jeff Moore
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Big Horn along the trail and combination of awesome views and the stream makes this a top 5 trail in the Black Hills.

W W.
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Hiked on 1/20, a 20F morning. Saw three mule deers at the beginning or the trail. Super cute. The trail is pretty snowy, but can still be recognized. The view of badlands in snow was stunning; glad we had the microspike so we could enjoy the view without worrying to slip.

Eva Davidson
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Great trail, well marked trailhead with plenty of parking. Nice moderate trail, beautiful views of the lake. Made it to the tunnel, it was a little creepy but not too bad. We are from California and did this hike during our vacation in Rapid City. Would go back again if we ever get the chance!

John daniels
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this is a short trail system with some hills. It is very Scenic and deer are abundant. If you bring your binoculars you should be able to see many examples of wildlife. can be a little slippery in the winter.

Tom M
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This used to be called Harney Peak. We did it several times with children and my recollection is that there were many scenic vistas on the way up. Once on top, you know it. A great place to have lunch and enjoy the 360 view. The best hike in the Black Hills.

Jeanne Bolz
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Date: Jan 4, 2019 Cost: $ none Conditions: Overcast, calm, Mid 30s Pros: Gorgeous in winter. Not crowded in winter. Sunning payoff with partially frozen 80' waterfall. My experience: .6 miles round trip. No problem parking in winter. Spent .5 hour total at very leisurely pace with time for photos. Cons: Slight hill at beginning/end - could be slippery in winter. We did fine with winter boots (no spikes or yaktrax used). IG: Minnesota_Wanderer

Jeanne Bolz
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Date: Jan 3, 2019 Cost: $ subject to NPS Parks Pass Conditions: Partly cloudy, calm, Mid 30s Pros: Gorgeous in winter. The ladder in the middle is neat and adds a fun element to this hike. Great expansive view at end of the park, nice spot to watch sunset. My experience: 1.7 miles round trip. Briefly lost trail at one point. Ladder slippery in winter. I had more trouble going down than up. No problem entering park during Government Shut Down - roads were clear and gates were open. Leave no trace!!! Cons: Sturdy footwear recommended. Use duck-type boots if wet/winter/muddy. Ladder is quite steep at the top and can be unnerving for some. I imagine the ladder could be congested at busy times. I briefly got off course and only knew it due to my AllTrails app. IG: Minnesota_Wanderer

Jeanne Bolz
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Date: Jan 4, 2019 Cost: $ none Conditions: Overcast, calm, Mid 20s Pros: Gorgeous in winter. Highly recommended as a winter visit if properly prepared (micro-spikes). Short distance with big payoff. Fantastic photo opps. My experience: 1 mile round trip (including lots of exploring under and around the cave). Cons: While short, it is quite steep. Micro spikes absolutely recommended. Other: Trailhead is unmarked. I learned of it from a local who would like this to remain quiet so (aside from commenting here, where the trail was already listed) I will not be geotagging on social media and I recommend you do the same. IG: Minnesota_Wanderer

Kelly McLaughlin
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Very nice trail.

Joshua Hopper
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Amazing views atop little devils tower

Joshua Hopper
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Amazing hike. Also amazing views of the spires atop little devils tower.

Joshua Hopper
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All that’s needed to be said here is that sylvan lake is absolutely gorgeous.

Joshua Hopper
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A nice hike to get a decent workout in. Only a few nice views other wise you’re mainly within the forest. Still one to take.

Joshua Hopper
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Awesome day hike. Pretty easy with amazing views. Plus my pup loved it. Can’t go wrong with this hike.

Joshua Hopper
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Stunning views. Love Custer....I visit as often as possible.

Juston N Cris Holm
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We hiked this trail in September w another couple and we thought it was great! Not as much water as we were expecting once we got to the actual "bathtub," but we plan on going back in the spring/summertime.

Juston N Cris Holm
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Did this hike a few months back w our 2 pups and we all loved it. Beautiful.

Juston N Cris Holm
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Been one of my favorite spots for years. Love it so much decided to get married here. ❤

Annette Rall
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beautiful! next time I'll wear treks. ice slowed me down.

Jason Pohlmeier
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Beautiful. We hiked it with a five year old.

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