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Best trails in Hill City

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Looking for a great trail near Hill City, South Dakota? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, forest 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 Spearfish Canyon Nature Area. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Hill City ranging from 11 to 11.8 miles and from 4,986 to 7,168 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 Hill City
Top trails (7)
#1 - Lost Cabin Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 14.7 mi • Est. 7 h 57 m
#2 - Willow Creek Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Please note that the trail is also highly trafficked by riders on horses. Show more
#3 - Saint Elmo Peak Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 44 m
Steep trail to the top of St. Elmo. Nice rock summit. Great view of Black Elk Peak and Little Devils Tower.Show more
#4 - Horse Thief Lake Loop
Black Elk Wilderness
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 5 h 39 m
Horse Thief Loop and Mt. RushmoreShow more
#5 - Deerfield Lake Loop Trail
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 5 h 40 m
#6 - Bear Mountain Loop
Black Hills National Forest
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 5 h 34 m
#7 - Plager’s Rock
Hill City, South Dakota
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Length: 0.3 mi • Est. 11 m