Best trails in Custer

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Looking for a great trail near Custer, South Dakota? AllTrails has 38 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Wind Cave National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Mount Rushmore National Memorial or Big Rock Park. Ready for some activity? There are 21 moderate trails in Custer ranging from 1 to 12.8 miles and from 3,727 to 7,247 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Custer
Top trails (38)
#1 - Black Elk Peak South Dakota Highpoint Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 6 m
This granite 7,242 ft mountain lies in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota. There is a historic stone firetower at the top that is no longer in use but is open to the public to check out. The Show more
#2 - Cathedral Spires Trail
Custer State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 58 m
Cathedral Spires Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
#3 - Sunday Gulch Trail
Custer State Park
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
At the start there is a very rocky downward hike, the park service has provided handrails as you would likely struggle to climb down without them. Once you reach the bottom of this hike, you are treatShow more
#4 - Little Devils Tower Spur Trail
Custer State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 57 m
Little Devils Tower Spur Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
#5 - Lovers' Leap Trail
Custer State Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Lovers' Leap Trail is a 4.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, Show more
#6 - Sylvan Lake Shore Trail
Custer State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 29 m
A nice walk around Lake Sylvan. Good views. Easy walk.Show more
#7 - Black Elk Peak via Harney Peak Trail
Black Elk Wilderness
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 3 h 35 m
Black Elk Peak via Harney Peak Trail is a 6.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikingShow more
#8 - Black Elk Peak and Little Devil's Tower Loop
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
Black Elk Peak and Little Devil's Tower Loop is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number Show more
#9 - Hell Canyon Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Hell Canyon Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and isShow more
#10 - Rankin Ridge Interpretive Trail
Wind Cave National Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 34 m
The fire lookout tower is closed to the publicShow more
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