Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Sioux Falls with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

road biking
29 days ago

Awesome bike trails. Continued improvements.

walking
6 months ago

Nice paved trail for walking with some gentle elevation change. For the more adventurous, there is a rocky area to climb on and get closer to the falls. There are some points of interest along the walking trail. Lots of green space too. Very busy on a nice Sunday afternoon in July.

One negative is the smell. I'm not sure if it's something that runs through the water or if it's just one of the industrial facilities near the park, but there is a pretty nasty smell in the area.

hiking
7 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

The southern part was especially pretty.

Amazing area. Well maintained.

Very nice paved trail. Used for walking, running, cycling, NOT a horse trail. Goes around Sioux Falls. Parked at Fair Grounds, loop was a little over 20 miles.

it is a nice walk with waterfall backdrops throughout. Historical markers provide interesting information about the site.

walking
11 months ago

Gorgeous cascade downtown. Worth a visit both as a destination and when passing througth

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Scenic. Walking. Lots of people. Spots for picnics.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Good quick trail run loop.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Back wood hiking next to Sioux Falls.

walking
Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Stunning! Lookout tower shows the beauty of this place. We were able to see a group of geese on the knoll. Lots of relaxing spots to just soak in the beauty.

walking
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flat and paved but a nice walk.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

easy and quiet

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Trail was clean and easy to follow. Well maintained.

nature trips
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Great trail for long walks with great views. Downfall: majority of it is paved, makes it feel less outdoorsy.

hiking
Friday, October 09, 2015

Great trail overall. Oct 2015 the south part of the trail between Western Ave and Minn Ave is under construction, but the loop can still be completed by using Yankton Trail Parker soccer field parking lot just adjacent to the construction. Great that they are resurfacing and widening as that was the "weak link" in the loop trail. Overall a great experience for walkers, joggers, hikers, bikers and will be better in spring 2016 when the trail work is done.

hiking
Saturday, September 13, 2014

I like this quiet trail as it is a little longer than some of the others at Great Bear if you begin from the parking lot near the lodge. There's a grassy knoll at the top of the trail. Well marked trails. There are other short connecting trails so that if you get bored you can change up your route. @backpackerneil

hiking
Saturday, September 13, 2014

This trail leads up to a high point with a nice view to the West and the city of Sioux Falls. A couple of steep portions of the dirt trail make it a little more challenging than some of the others at this recreation area. @backpackerneil

hiking
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Very Easy short trail. Is a nice quiet trail with a very picturesque pond and footbridge. Saw wild turkeys and signs of other wildlife. @backpackerneil

road biking
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

This spur trail begins at Sertoma park and goes along the West side of the Big Sioux River and then joins Skunk Creek where it enters the big Sioux. At a good pace you can do this in 40 minutes out and back.

This is a multiple use trail designed with bike riding in mind. The trail is wider from Falls Park area to the Southeast part of the trail as this is a heavy use area. Moderate use is on the West and North sides. The trail does not go through Falls Park, the most scenic part, but is just off trail after going over a railroad crossing going North. It is on the East side. The West /North sides are more open and more challenging on windy days. East and South offer more trees and lots of views of the river. The Northern most tip is where the Flood control diversion channel begins and goes Southeast to a spillway where the diversion channel rejoins the river. Multiple access points to the trail make it easy to get on most anywhere. There are couple of blind corners. One going West from Western Ave under an old bridge. Another is a very narrow passage/blind corner going under railroad on North end at where the Big Sioux and Diversion channel split. The most foot traffic is in the downtown area. Path is very wide there but watch out for pedestrians crossing path without looking for bikes. Evenings you can even spot deer on the Southeast side. The trail is busy most nice days after work hours and on the weekends. @backpackerneil

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