Explore the most popular forest 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
17 days ago

Awesome Trail. One of my favorite trails in the 15 states I have cycled in. Stunning parks, one after another on the southern portion. Since I don’t see anyway to post pictures, I will post them to my site, cyclingthe50.com.

We love Leaders Park. It’s almost completely wooded, so not many ugly, hot clearings like many of the state parks. The whole understory is buckthorn, but it’s maintained by a biking group, not the city or state. Maybe that’s why it feels so good, Parks and Rec isn’t in there killing everything all the time. Small, and audible interstate traffic, but close to home and my 4-year old is very partial to these trails. This is the only park at which we hike that he feels an instinct to run. Great job F.A.S.T.

Edibles and usefuls: mushrooms, nettle, garlic mustard, a few gooseberry, a couple grapes,and buckthorn (laxative). Large trees are mostly cottonwood, maple, boxelder, and ash.

1 month ago

Great, close to my house, parking if you need to drive. great way to burn an hour or 2.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Small but nice for area.

road biking
3 months ago

Awesome bike trails. Continued improvements.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Enjoyable year round for all ages. Great for hiking and mountain biking. There is multiple trails with different levels of difficulty and they sometimes change or add new ones every year! A great escape from the city (even though it’s smack dab in the heart of it!)

One of few places you can combine trails and get a few miles in

9 months ago

road biking
11 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.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

I would like to thanks to "FAST" for maintaining this amazing single track in our area. It has a wide variety of areas that will test your ability and give you a great ride.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

I had my little one with me so we just did the green loop, but it had nice scenery and lots of mild ups and downs. We looped it twice. I look forward to going back soon!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Great walk with the dogs. We did the hardest loop. Down side was the bikers. Cause we had to stop to let them pass

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Very easy to navigate and choose easy, moderate, or difficult trails. My 6 and 9 year olds did great walking the easy and moderate trails, although we had to turn back on the difficult trail (much longer distance).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Good quick trail run loop.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Back wood hiking next to Sioux Falls.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Great single track biking. Great trail running. Feels like you are out of town. Lots of hills. The area is great sledding in winter.

Nice trails. Not very difficult. Good for jogging. Some hills.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Very nicely kept trail. Took a side trail of the main one and went through the more rough paths that were not as visible- it made for a nice challenge and more of a workout.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flat and paved but a nice walk.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

easy and quiet

Sunday, June 26, 2016

This was a challenge for sure. My family and I enjoyed that great workout and wonderful views!

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Trail was clean and easy to follow. Well maintained.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

we hiked this trail tonight. it was tough and we didn't see it all but we all had fun.

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.

A nice easy hike for the evening

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.

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