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Gems in Custer - 7

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gem Favorite Looking over the elevator building and other park buildings in Wind Cave National Park.

Wind Cave Guided Tours

(18) Hot Spr…, SD
gem Favorite The Five Faces of Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore

(13) Custer, SD
gem Favorite The Cathedral Spires seen from the summit of Little Devils Tower

Little Devils Tower

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

Sylvan Lake

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

The Cathedral Spires

(9) Custer, SD
gem Favorite Wildlife at the Harney Peak Fire Tower.

Black Elk Peak

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

Blacktail Prairie Dog Town

(9) Hot Spr…, SD

Recommended Routes in Custer - 4

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Favorite Looking Northeast across the canyon from the Hell Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Hell Canyon Trail

5.4 mi 8.7 km 606' Up 184.71 m Up 629' Down 191.69 m Down

Custer, SD
Favorite It gets a little rocky and steep.
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Sanctuary/ Centennial/ Highland Creek Loop

11.2 mi 18.0 km 839' Up 255.58 m Up 839' Down 255.78 m Down

Hot Spr…, SD
Favorite Pronghorn at Wind Cave NP.
Intermediate Intermediate

Lookout Point Loop

4.9 mi 7.8 km 429' Up 130.91 m Up 428' Down 130.56 m Down

Hot Spr…, SD
Favorite Wind Cave National Park
Intermediate Intermediate

Boland Ridge Trail

5.3 mi 8.6 km 632' Up 192.52 m Up 632' Down 192.61 m Down

Hot Spr…, SD

Custer Running

  • 70 Miles 113 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Gems Gems
  • 8 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 22 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Custer - 26

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3.0 mi 4.9 km #1Lover's Leap Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate Intermediate
Custer, SD 17 
1.0 mi 1.6 km #2Rankin Ridge Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD 10 
0.7 mi 1.1 km #3Legion Lake Shore Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
8.7 mi 14.0 km #4Highland Creek Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
Intermediate Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
2.7 mi 4.3 km #5Grace Coolidge Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Custer, SD
1.3 mi 2.0 km #6Stockade Lake Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Custer, SD
Intermediate Intermediate
Custer, SD
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Cold Brook Canyon Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
2.2 mi 3.6 km #8Lookout Point Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
Intermediate Intermediate
Hot Springs, SD
10.2 mi 16.4 km #9Storm Mountain Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Intermediate Intermediate
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
3.6 mi 5.8 km #10Sanctuary Trail
Easy Easy
Hot Springs, SD
Easy Easy
Hot Springs, SD

Photos of Custer - 139

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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
Bisons in Black Hills National Forest
Sep 27, 2017 near Hot Spr…, SD
The Cathedral Spires seen from the summit of Little Devils Tower
Dec 26, 2018 near Custer, SD
Curious locals
Aug 5, 2019 near Custer, SD
Sneaking up on Washington
Aug 5, 2019 near Colonia…, SD
Wind Cave National Park
Apr 3, 2020 near Buffalo…, SD
View from Black Elk Peak
Dec 28, 2020 near Custer, SD
Stump along Black Elk Loop
Jan 20, 2021 near Custer, SD