Explore the most popular kid friendly 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
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
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.

Great hike, easy to follow and awesome view at top

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

Nice hike. Good views from the top.

on Buzzards Roost

1 month ago

Ok but hearing traffic while you hike not so great

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.

walking
2 months ago

Very quick and easy; wide trail; great view of the Stratobowl at the end.

One of my favorite little hikes to get some fresh air and take in the views!

Easy and pleasant. Busy on the weekends. Great view of Rapid Creek at the summit.

This is an awesome hike!

hiking
4 months ago

love this trail! one of my favorites. FYI Bridges are back!

7 months ago

This is a nice trail with many different routes marked.

The map shown here is inaccurate. It is a lollipop loop trail, but it's not this one. The long/lat is correct, so simply follow the trail once you get there. It's also 1.6 miles TO the loop portion of the trail, not total.

Easy, road-width trail. Good for all ages and abilities. Slight hills to get to the lookout. The scenery at the lookout is amazing. The information about the first balloon flights is fenced in but quite interesting to read.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy walk on a road no longer used. Great view at the end. I remember years age being able to drive back there on that road. make sure you read about the history on the pillars in the fenced area. view at the end is spectacular.

This is a cool trail. Just FYI it's very easy to get turned around when you go underneath the tunnel, we didn't even pass the exit again on the way back, so thank goodness for gps! Also the 2 bridges are out on the trail, but if you are semi coordinated, you can get across on rocks and branches that have been thrown in the water, just barely getting your shoes wet.

hiking
9 months ago

love it! also great place to go fly fishing

9 months ago

beautiful, peaceful, wooded hike by lake. some hills. I'd say not quite easy.

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