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383 mi 616 km of trail 18 Featured Runs

Gems 8 Gems Easy Trails 66 Trails Intermediate Trails 62 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails
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Favorite Gorgeous views into the Black Elk Nature Area peek through the trees along the Harney Peak Loop.

Black Elk Peak Loop

7.9 mi 12.7 km • Loop • 1,357 ft Ascent 413.68 m Ascent

Singletrack Custer, SD

( 30 )
Favorite Badlands formations strike awe in the hearts of their visitors.

Sage Creek Wilderness Area Loop

22.2 mi 35.7 km • Loop • 639 ft Ascent 194.73 m Ascent

Singletrack Kadoka, SD

( 20 )
Favorite View from Saddle Pass. Credit: Familyrambling.com

Badlands: Medicine Root/Castle/Saddle Pass Loop

7.0 mi 11.2 km • Loop • 189 ft Ascent 57.51 m Ascent

Singletrack Kadoka, SD

( 24 )
Favorite Looking Northeast across the canyon from the Hell Canyon Trail.

Hell Canyon Trail

5.4 mi 8.7 km • Loop • 606 ft Ascent 184.71 m Ascent

Singletrack Custer, SD

( 4 )
Favorite Near the turn back point, looking back to the city.

Far East / Founders Valley Loop

2.9 mi 4.7 km • Loop • 327 ft Ascent 99.58 m Ascent

Singletrack Rapid City, SD

( 1 )
Favorite Mount Rushmore from The Centennial Trail.

Horsethief Lake Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km • Loop • 1,672 ft Ascent 509.77 m Ascent

Singletrack Custer, SD

( 1 )
Favorite It gets a little rocky and steep.

Sanctuary/ Centennial/ Highland Creek Loop

11.2 mi 18.0 km • Loop • 839 ft Ascent 255.58 m Ascent

Singletrack Hot Springs, SD

( 2 )
Favorite Scree field on the west side.

Crow Peak Trail (#64)

6.3 mi 10.2 km • Out and Back • 1,521 ft Ascent 463.73 m Ascent

Singletrack North Spearfish, SD

( 4 )

Trails in South Dakota - 114

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0.6 mi 1.0 km #1 Notch Trail
Kadoka, SD
0.6 mi 1.0 km Kadoka, SD
Unknown
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3.3 mi 5.4 km #2 Harney Peak #9 (South)
Custer, SD
3.3 mi 5.4 km Custer, SD
All Clear
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Mostly Dry - well maintained. lots of families, don't expect trail ettiquette. the views are worth it though.
10 days ago
16 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #3 Sunday Gulch Trail
Custer, SD
3.0 mi 4.9 km Custer, SD
All Clear
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Mostly Dry, Some Mud
14 days ago
20 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4 Saddle Pass Trail
Kadoka, SD
0.3 mi 0.5 km Kadoka, SD
Unknown
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20 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5 Sylvan Lake Shore Trail
Custer, SD
1.0 mi 1.6 km Custer, SD
All Clear
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Mostly Dry - well maintained. lots of families, don't expect trail ettiquette. the views are worth it though.
10 days ago
5.3 mi 8.5 km #6 Castle Trail
Kadoka, SD
5.3 mi 8.5 km Kadoka, SD
All Clear
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Dry - All dry!
31 days ago
13 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7 Cathedral Spires Trail
Custer, SD
0.9 mi 1.4 km Custer, SD
Minor Issues
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Snowy - Snow covered with 12-24" of wet snow.
54 days ago
4.4 mi 7.1 km #8 Harney Peak #9 (North)
Custer, SD
4.4 mi 7.1 km Custer, SD
Minor Issues
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Muddy, Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - South loop is less trafficked and has some snow and tree issues. Summit steps were very icy and treacherous.
66 days ago
3.0 mi 4.9 km #9 Lover's Leap Trail
Custer, SD
3.0 mi 4.9 km Custer, SD
Unknown
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13 
0.4 mi 0.6 km #10 Little Devils Tower Trail
Custer, SD
0.4 mi 0.6 km Custer, SD
All Clear
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Mostly Dry - well maintained. lots of families, don't expect trail ettiquette. the views are worth it though.
10 days ago
6.1 mi 9.8 km #11 Norbeck #3
Custer, SD
6.1 mi 9.8 km Custer, SD
Unknown
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12.1 mi 19.5 km #12 Centennial Trail - Dalton TH to Elk Creek TH
Summerset, SD
12.1 mi 19.5 km Summerset, SD
Unknown
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0.8 mi 1.2 km #13 Founders Valley
Rapid City, SD
0.8 mi 1.2 km Rapid City, SD
All Clear
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Dry
18 days ago
5.6 mi 9.1 km #14 Centennial Trail - Deer Creek TH to Rapid Creek TH
Blackhawk, SD
5.6 mi 9.1 km Blackhawk, SD
Unknown
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0.4 mi 0.7 km #15 Lower Rock Garden
Rapid City, SD
0.4 mi 0.7 km Rapid City, SD
All Clear
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Dry
18 days ago
0.8 mi 1.2 km #16 North Horseshoe
Rapid City, SD
0.8 mi 1.2 km Rapid City, SD
All Clear
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Dry
18 days ago
0.7 mi 1.1 km #17 South Horseshoe
Rapid City, SD
0.7 mi 1.1 km Rapid City, SD
All Clear
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Dry
18 days ago
1.0 mi 1.6 km #18 Rankin Ridge Trail
Hot Springs, SD
1.0 mi 1.6 km Hot Springs, SD
Unknown
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6.9 mi 11.0 km #19 Victoria's Secret C-Cup
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
6.9 mi 11.0 km Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Unknown
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0.1 mi 0.2 km #20 Door Trail
Kadoka, SD
0.1 mi 0.2 km Kadoka, SD
Unknown
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