Explore the most popular hiking trails near Rapid City with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Quick hike with a great view

gorgeous hike! ran into a herd of cattle crossing the river, which was fun to watch.

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful hike. partial shade, well marked.

hiking
14 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
17 days ago

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

great trail a bit washed out due to rain.. would consider more moderate than easy

hiking
30 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.

Urban hike that is part 300+ acre trail system with many offshoot trails from the trail shown here. Nice views of the Black Hills/Black Elk Peak in one direction, prairie in the other and Rapid City below. Inside city limits so you have traffic noise you won’t find on our other Black Hills trail, but is super convenient for locals and visitors spending a day in RC. A good deal of mountain bike traffic but I have always found these bikers courteous to hikers sharing the trail system.

Great hike, easy to follow and awesome view at top

By far, one of the most spectacular lookouts I've seen around, but unfortunately people ruin it. It's very close to town, so I've seen shady characters every time I've been. Tons of graffiti, trash, blatant drug use, and disrespectful people. I'd recommend going early morning or during school/work hours to avoid the riff raff.

All foot bridges are repaired very cool hike young kids can fair the trail well!

Had a great hike with my son! Easy hike! Took only one GSD with us this time... Made it easier for my son... Beautiful weather in the low 60’s... Couldn’t ask for better conditions... 2.8 miles this time... Really enjoying hiking... Wish I had started this years ago... We’re doing it now so I guess that’s what matters the most...

Awesome time... Had our GSD’s with us... I think they had more fun than we did! :)

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

Super easy hike with a great view at the end!

Absolutely amazing. You’ll see the entire black hills in a few days.

1 month ago

Great family trail!

1 month ago

Nice hike. Good views from the top.

on Buzzards Roost

1 month ago

Ok but hearing traffic while you hike not so great

on Flume Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great views

The prettiest trail in the Hills!

trail running
1 month ago

We ran from Sheridan lake to coon hollow and back again, such an amazing way to spend the morning!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful view! As others have said, it's a short walk to the lookout. Great view of the hills!

great hike non-stop. up 9 down 4 with trip up lil round top 4 fun. windy on both black elk &lol round top. trails were great. going back soon.

2 months ago

Great trail! Amazing views. I have hiked several trails and this one ranks up there as a must see. 6yr old and Cockapoo dog had no problems.

2 months ago

absolutely beautiful view, worth the hike, id consider the hike moderat

Amazing hike!! Definitely recommend it!!gorgeous views!!

hiking
2 months ago

Nice for the family

hiking
2 months ago

Loved it, a beautiful view of the hills.

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