Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in South Dakota with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

12 hours ago

Quick hike with a great view

Good hike, trail was pretty soggy in a few spots. marvelous views, the regrowth from the fire 2 years ago is lush and the green against some of the charred trunks makes for breathtaking scenery on this hike.

hiking
1 day ago

We completed Crow Peak in 4 hours round trip, with some water stops along the way. It was very hot and humid, making for a very sweaty hike, but cool breezes at the top. PS. someone left their binoculars at the top...they are hanging on the summit sign. Incredible view at the top, after some steep switchbacks. I would rate moderate to patches of difficult.

waterfall was nice. walk along the stream was pleasant. Nice but not spectacular.

Hiked today 7-10, temps were high but it was windy enough to stay pleasant. Based on recommendations, we went counterclockwise and agree with the recommendation. There were quite a few ticks on the lower level but with hats and buddy checks we managed it pretty easily. We saw a herd of big horn sheep on the upper portion, they were below us on their own ledge. Very cool hike with spectacular vistas.

It’s an awesome hike, very good exercise. It is just trick to find the trail in some points. I had to use the map several times. I uploaded some pics of the tricky parts you should look for, just pay atention to them and enjoy this cool hike. :)

hiking
12 days ago

Did this hike for the 4th. The portion of the hike highlighted on the map was through a nice wooded area, very scenic......unfortunately that doesn’t actually take you all the way to boulder hill. If you want to get there starting at the trailhead shown here, continue following the road around to complete a “J”. The view from the summit is nothing short of spectacular! The only portion of the hike I would call “hard” would be the very end as you do have to do a bit of moderate climbing over large rocks to make your way to the top.

hiking
13 days ago

This was the wife's and my first hike of the year, and it was GORGEOUS. We decided to take our time and enjoy the hike, and brought our 4 year old shepherd lab mix. We made it up in an hour and thirty eight minutes, taking 3 short tests along the way. the views are amazing, and the vegetation is lush in many places. we're not extremely fit, but fairly active and we found this hike, at our leisurely pace, to be between easy and moderate. after a brief lunch at the top, we made it down in and hour and ten minutes, essentially letting our hips and gravity set the pace. The trail itself is very well maintained and easy to follow. This is a must do for a short half day hike or if you're in the area.

hiking
15 days ago

This is a great easy and has a great view at the end.

It was a beautiful loop hike but the 3 of us were covered with ticks when we returned to the parking lot. And we had applied spray.

I really like this hike and only give it a low rating because if the quantity of ticks. Views are beautiful from top and bottom of the canyon. Lots of wildflowers and birds and massive amounts of ticks even with bug repellent.

on Crow Peak Trail

18 days ago

Not a fair review, cause we didn’t make it to the top, so no views. Hiking along in the lush forest was pretty. Lots of wildflowers. A consistent uphill hike, but not too difficult, we were worried about the weather coming in.

Long hike and friendly people.

heavy traffic and can be very popular. very beautiful and great places to take photos.

hiking
28 days ago

So. Much. Fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Simple, wide, gravel dirt road like trail. Easy hike for an amazing fire at the end. Perfect if you’re crunched for time.

What a great challenging hike!

Great hike, easy to follow and awesome view at top

walking
1 month ago

So beautiful and not crowded at all

Gorgeous trail - such beautiful views - breathtaking with variance in terrain.

Great hike, but I dont know that I would call it moderate. It was fairly difficult. lots of loose rocks, continuous uphill climb. beautiful wildflowers and views along the way. took us closer to 2 hours to get to the top.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun trail. Hiked it today with my wife and dog, took us an 1 hr 15 minutes to reach the summit, and about the same coming down. The views kept getting better as we climbed higher.

Nice hike for the kids

This is great way for me to get to work from the employee housing.

Casual walking trail, but views at the end are amazing!

Super easy hike with a great view at the end!

hiking
1 month ago

No meandering on this hike, it’s basically straight up and down. Hiking poles very helpful. Following the trail it was about a 3 mile round trip hike up and down to and from the peak. Great view at the top. Lots of down trees. Trailhead not clearly marked- need to unhitch the barbed wire gate.

As a side, out of respect and general safety, if you have an aggressive dog or not sure how your dog will do when approaching others, please keep your dog leashed on trails. We ran into an unleashed aggressive dog on this trail. When the owner caught up, the dog went into defend and attack mode-which made for an unpleasant experience. Luckily no-one ended up at the hospital. But the result could have been much different.

hiking
1 month ago

Starts with mild grades, progresses to beautiful vistas from above the lower tree lines. Clear path, took us about 2 hours to get up, stunning view from the peak. GPS was being wonky, just follow the road until you come to a larger lot and a small rusted gate entrance.

1 month ago

Great family trail!

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