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294 mi 474 km of trail 7 Runs

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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 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

Runs in Black Hills National Forest - 7

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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 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 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
Favorite View from the fire lookout on Custer Peak.
Intermediate

Custer Peak

8.3 mi 13.3 km • Out and Back • 1,014 ft Ascent 309.07 m Ascent

(1) Deadwood, SD
Favorite Groomed trail on the B loop
Intermediate

Big Hill Trail Outer Loop

11.9 mi 19.2 km • Loop • 1,471 ft Ascent 448.47 m Ascent

(1) North S…, SD
Favorite The historic tower commemorating the friendship of Seth Bullock and President Theodore Roosevelt on the top of Mount Roosevelt
Easy/Intermediate

Mount Roosevelt Trail

0.7 mi 1.2 km • Out and Back • 156 ft Ascent 47.43 m Ascent

(1) Deadwood, SD

Trails in Black Hills National Forest - 42

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3.3 mi 5.4 km #1Harney Peak #9 (South)
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
3.3 mi 5.4 km Custer, SD 18 
3.0 mi 4.9 km #2Sunday Gulch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
3.0 mi 4.9 km Custer, SD 23 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Cathedral Spires Trail
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Custer, SD 12 
4.4 mi 7.1 km #4Harney Peak #9 (North)
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
4.4 mi 7.1 km Custer, SD
1.0 mi 1.6 km #5Sylvan Lake Shore Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
Easy/Intermediate
1.0 mi 1.6 km Custer, SD
6.1 mi 9.8 km #6Norbeck #3
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
6.1 mi 9.8 km Custer, SD
12.1 mi 19.5 km #7Centennial 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 #8Willow Creek Rushmore Trail #5
Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
Easy/Intermediate
1.6 mi 2.6 km Custer, SD
5.6 mi 9.1 km #9Centennial 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 0.6 km #10Little Devils Tower Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
0.4 mi 0.6 km Custer, SD
6.9 mi 11.0 km #11Victoria's Secret C-Cup
Intermediate/Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
6.9 mi 11.0 km Colonial Pine Hills, SD
2.4 mi 3.8 km #12Little Devils Tower Trail #4
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
2.4 mi 3.8 km Custer, SD
6.2 mi 10.0 km #13Grizzly #7
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
6.2 mi 10.0 km Custer, SD
6.8 mi 11.0 km #14Centennial Trail - Brush Creek TH to Dakota Point TH Access
Intermediate
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Intermediate
6.8 mi 11.0 km Colonial Pine Hills, SD
113.3 mi 182.3 km #15Mickelson Trail
Easy
Deadwood, SD
Easy
113.3 mi 182.3 km Deadwood, SD
4.4 mi 7.1 km #16Tinton Trail
Intermediate
North Spearfish, SD
Intermediate
4.4 mi 7.1 km North Spearfish, SD
15.0 mi 24.1 km #17Victoria Lake Loop 15
Intermediate/Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
15.0 mi 24.1 km Colonial Pine Hills, SD
10.2 mi 16.4 km #18Storm Mountain Trail
Intermediate
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Intermediate
10.2 mi 16.4 km Colonial Pine Hills, SD
2.7 mi 4.4 km #19Horsethief Lake #14
Intermediate/Difficult
Custer, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.4 km Custer, SD
0.9 mi 1.4 km #20Mt. Rushmore Spur Trail
Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate
0.9 mi 1.4 km Custer, SD

Photos of Black Hills National Forest - 72

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Gorgeous views into the Black Elk Nature Area peek through the trees along the Harney Peak Loop.
Feb 20, 2017 near Custer, SD
Some nice climbing on the rocks around Sylvan Lake.
Nov 11, 2015 near Custer, SD
Panorama of Sylvan lake. One of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen. If you are near Mount Rushmore take the time to drive up here and check it out. There is a nice trail that goes around the lake.
Nov 11, 2015 near Custer, SD
One of the most beautiful lakes I have ever seen. About a 45 minute drive from Mount Rushmore, Lake Sylvan.
Nov 11, 2015 near Custer, SD
Sneaking up on Washington
Aug 5, 2019 near Colonia…, SD
View from the top
Aug 5, 2019 near Custer, SD
Curious locals
Aug 5, 2019 near Custer, SD
Mount Rushmore from The Centennial Trail.
Jun 24, 2019 near Custer, SD

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