Explore the most popular walking 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.

The prettiest trail in the Hills!

2 days ago

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

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.

18 days 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.

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

Nice for the family

hiking
24 days ago

Loved it, a beautiful view of the hills.

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

Great hiking trail with scenic views.

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
2 months ago

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

awesome hike

Great location with a variety of trails that all loop around. They range from difficult to easy and all end up back at the parking area. There are also many intersections, so if you get tired you can take an easier trail back.

5 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
7 months ago

Amazing hike and great views!! Highly recommended!!

on Flume Trail

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail, well maintained. Only saw two other hikers. Started from the Sheridan Lake trailhead and went about 2.2 miles in and back again. Interesting tunnels along the way.

hiking
7 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
7 months ago

Hiked 5 miles in from Sheridan Lake and back. Trail is great with nice views and beautiful fall colors. The hike is pretty easy following the flume. The history and seeing the remains of the flume and tunnels are what make this trail great.

hiking
7 months ago

love it! also great place to go fly fishing

7 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail! Have done two separate parts of the trail at different times, hope to do the whole thing sometime.

8 months ago

Awesome time! Great trail!!

Trailhead can easily be missed driving 60mph down the highway. Trail is just a gravel road that winds around a forested area. Lots of trees cut down and piled up along the side of the trail. Very secluded, but again, it could be because it's a gravel road that has been blocked off to car entrance. No true parking area. Road went downhill most of the way, so unclear if this was actually the trail or used to be the road to get to the trailhead which would lead up? Very disappointed.

Great trail! Great scenery, you will see it all! We started at Sheridan Lake and went to Rockerville and it was more like 14 miles:)

hiking
8 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.

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