Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Absolutely the best trail system in the world.

Great hike. Nice views at the top. A little longer than expected due to other trails with Buzzard Trail.

hiking
14 days ago

Me and my wife took this trail last weekend and the view is spectacular. Any age/fitness level will be able to complete this hike as there are different difficulties on it.

camping
22 days ago

Trailhead is easily assessable and is just a few minutes outside of Rapid City. But don’t be fooled, you’ll experience an enjoyable hike and feel like you’ve been plunked down in the middle of enchanted land. I took advantage of a beautiful day and night. Decided to throw up the hammock and spend the night! Go do this!

28 days ago

Quick hike with a great view

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

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...

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

2 months ago

Nice hike. Good views from the top.

on Buzzards Roost

2 months ago

Ok but hearing traffic while you hike not so great

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.

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

hiking
3 months ago

Loved it, a beautiful view of the hills.

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

8 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.

10 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

Was a nice loop with some great views. The Buzzard Loop Trail as it's shown in the app is different than the one marked in the park though. If you want to do the trail as it's shown in the app, I think it would be a combination of North Buzzard and Jack's Trail based on the trailhead map.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful scenery! I didn't give it a five only because it's fairly high traffic and all the boats on the lake make it not very secluded.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful scenery and a relaxing walk/hike.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Hiked Buzzard Trail stumbly and thought it was a nice moderately to easy hike. Probably hiked for a little over an hour. The lookout view was great.

hiking
Sunday, August 13, 2017

All incline to begin, ending with some great views at the top.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

My whole family hiked this trail. It's easy for the kids but enough to get the heart pumping. The view is breath taking.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Great trail, mostly shaded with scenic views every step of the way.

on Buzzards Roost

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Beautiful Scenery! Fun for the family.

nature trips
Monday, July 03, 2017

Very beautiful hike. Easy and good for kids.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

hiking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Great views beautiful lake

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