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Very nice trail. Easy to do with a toddler carrier because incline is very gradual. I rarely need bug spray in the Black Hills but would have liked it on this trail.

hiking
18 days ago

Set out on a little adventure with my 2 boys, ages 10 & 13. Didn't realize it was rated hard. We all made it with relative ease. And the view from the top is well worth the hike. Remember to stop and look around as you go, some amazing views along the way.

Was an amazing trail, with no one else on it with us how could we complain. the trail starts at the gate, just have to move the barbed wire out of the way. Make sure you bring water and a snack(sandwich and beer would suffice) the view at the top is totally worth it. The trail is perfect for a dog as well. Have fun I know we did.

Amazing view oh Harney Peak. Worth the trek up!

hiking
1 month ago

Trail is every bit of 2.5 miles. Trail is single lane most of the way. Definitely for hiking in a line one by one. For my dog to walk beside me he frequently had to walk in the grass as the trail wasnt wide enough for both of us. All in all we enjoyed the hike though. And it is a back door way of hiking to Harney Peak.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

** Just a beauty of a trail. Creek is running high today.

Love this trail because it's a loop! Super easy trail to follow, love the stream that goes through it, there's kind of a tiny hidden waterfall, lots of big boulders, which my kids love to run up on! Great views of harney peak! Definitely recommend this trail, especially if you're looking for something that isn't too strenuous.

on Willow Creek Trail

2 months ago

Was great, and the path was cleared of fallen trees!

We started at Palmer Creek TH and when we got to the Lost Cabin Trail # 2 we took a right. We hiked the Lost Cabin Trail # 2 to the Harney Peak ( Black Elk Peak ) Trail # 9. We did not go up to the Lookout because we have been there many times. We stayed on Trail # 9 until we got to Willow Creek Trail # 8 then took a left !! We hiked that trail until we came to a path that went to Willow Creek Horse Camp just before you get to a bridge. We followed that trail and the Lost Cabin trail is to the left of a new turn around road they are building !! The sign was leaning against a tree. This was an awesome hike !! We did 13.25 miles and there were some beautiful views on the trail and I would highly recommend this loop !! Hike on !!!

walking
3 months ago

It was a nice little trail overall, just had a few fallen trees across the walkway.