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368 mi 593 km of trail 16 Runs

Gems 8 Gems Easy Trails 49 Trails Intermediate Trails 60 Trails Hard Trails 4 Trails
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gem Favorite Boxwork can be seen on the cave ceiling.

Wind Cave Guided Tours

(13) Hot Spr…, SD
gem Favorite Yellow Mounds
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Badlands, SD

Yellow Mounds

(18) Kadoka, SD
gem Favorite The walk to Mount Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore

(10) Custer, SD
gem Favorite Some nice climbing on the rocks around Sylvan Lake.

Sylvan Lake

(8) Custer, SD
gem Favorite Badlands National Park - Rim Road Overlook.

Roberts Prairie Dog Town

(9) Philip, SD
gem Favorite View from the top

Little Devils Tower

(2) Custer, SD
gem Favorite Spire 2 and the Khayyam Spire towering above the trail

The Cathedral Spires

(5) Custer, SD
gem Favorite A bison nibbles at roadside greenery near the prairie dog town.

Blacktail Prairie Dog Town

(5) Hot Spr…, SD

Runs in Western S. Dakota - 16

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Favorite Gorgeous views into the Black Elk Nature Area peek through the trees along the Harney Peak Loop.
Intermediate

Black Elk Peak Loop

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

(37) Custer, SD
Favorite Badlands formations strike awe in the hearts of their visitors.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sage Creek Wilderness Area Loop

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

(24) Kadoka, SD
Favorite View from Saddle Pass. Credit: Familyrambling.com
Intermediate

Badlands: Medicine Root/Castle/Saddle Pass Loop

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

(29) Kadoka, SD
Favorite Looking Northeast across the canyon from the Hell Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hell Canyon Trail

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

(5) Custer, SD
Favorite Mount Rushmore from The Centennial Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Horsethief Lake Loop

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

(1) Custer, SD
Favorite Near the turn back point, looking back to the city.
Intermediate/Difficult

Far East / Founders Valley Loop

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

(1) Rapid City, SD
Favorite It gets a little rocky and steep.
Intermediate

Sanctuary/ Centennial/ Highland Creek Loop

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

(2) Hot Spr…, SD
Favorite Scree field on the west side.
Intermediate

Crow Peak Trail (#64)

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

(4) North S…, SD

Trails in Western S. Dakota - 97

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0.6 mi 1.0 km #1Notch Trail
Intermediate
Kadoka, SD
Intermediate
0.6 mi 1.0 km Kadoka, SD 43 
3.3 mi 5.4 km #2Harney Peak #9 (South)
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.4 km Custer, SD 18 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #3Sunday Gulch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Custer, SD 23 
0.3 mi 0.5 km #4Saddle Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Kadoka, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
0.3 mi 0.5 km Kadoka, SD 20 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #5Cathedral Spires Trail
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Custer, SD 12 
5.3 mi 8.5 km #6Castle Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Kadoka, SD
Easy/Intermediate
5.3 mi 8.5 km Kadoka, SD 15 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #7Lover's Leap Trail
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
3.0 mi 4.9 km Custer, SD 14 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #8Harney Peak #9 (North)
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Custer, SD
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Sylvan Lake Shore Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Custer, SD
6.1 mi 9.8 km #10Norbeck #3
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Custer, SD
12.1 mi 19.5 km #11Centennial Trail - Dalton TH to Elk Creek TH
Intermediate/Difficult
Summerset, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
12.1 mi 19.5 km Summerset, SD
1.6 mi 2.6 km #12Willow Creek Rushmore Trail #5
Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Custer, SD
0.8 mi 1.2 km #13Founders Valley
Intermediate
Rapid City, SD
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Rapid City, SD
5.6 mi 9.1 km #14Centennial Trail - Deer Creek TH to Rapid Creek TH
Intermediate/Difficult
Blackhawk, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
5.6 mi 9.1 km Blackhawk, SD
0.4 mi 0.7 km #15Lower Rock Garden
Difficult
Rapid City, SD
Difficult
0.4 mi 0.7 km Rapid City, SD
0.8 mi 1.2 km #16North Horseshoe
Intermediate
Rapid City, SD
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.2 km Rapid City, SD
0.7 mi 1.1 km #17South Horseshoe
Difficult
Rapid City, SD
Difficult
0.7 mi 1.1 km Rapid City, SD
1.0 mi 1.6 km #18Rankin Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Hot Springs, SD
0.1 mi 0.2 km #19Door Trail
Easy
Kadoka, SD
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km Kadoka, SD 20 
0.4 mi 0.6 km #20Little Devils Tower Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Custer, SD

Photos of Western S. Dakota - 195

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Sunset at Conata Basin Overlook.
Dec 16, 2015 near Kadoka, SD
The layers and textures of the Badlands
Nov 15, 2017 near Kadoka, SD
Bisons in Black Hills National Forest
Sep 27, 2017 near Hot Spr…, SD
Badlands Sunset.
Mar 24, 2016 near Kadoka, SD
Badlands National Park.
Mar 24, 2016 near Kadoka, SD
Badlands formations strike awe in the hearts of their visitors.
Jun 4, 2017 near Kadoka, SD
Big Horn in Badlands
Sep 25, 2016 near Kadoka, SD
Buffalo herd at dusk in Sage Creek Basin again a colorful formation.
Dec 6, 2019 near Kadoka, SD

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