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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

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

Mount Rushmore

(12) 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

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

Blacktail Prairie Dog Town

(8) Hot Spr…, SD
gem Favorite Wildlife at the Harney Peak Fire Tower.

Black Elk Peak

(2) Custer, SD

Recommended Routes in Custer - 7

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Favorite View from Black Elk Peak
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Elk Peak Loop

7.9 mi 12.7 km 1,357' Up 413.68 m Up 1,357' Down 413.67 m Down

Custer, SD
Favorite Looking Northeast across the canyon from the Hell Canyon Trail.
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 View from Black Elk Peak
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Elk Peak Loop

15.7 mi 25.3 km 3,476' Up 1059.4 m Up 3,527' Down 1074.92 m Down

Custer, SD
Favorite It gets a little rocky and steep.
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 Mount Rushmore from The Centennial Trail.
Difficult

Horsethief Lake Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km 1,672' Up 509.77 m Up 1,672' Down 509.72 m Down

Custer, SD
Favorite Pronghorn at Wind Cave NP.
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

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

  • 319 Miles 513 Kilometers of Trail
  • 7 Recommended Routes
  • 7 Gems Gems
  • 15 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 33 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 2 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Custer - 43

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3.0 mi 4.9 km #1Sunday Gulch Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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3.3 mi 5.4 km #2Harney Peak #9 (South)
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Cathedral Spires Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Sylvan Lake Shore Trail
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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3.0 mi 4.9 km #5Lover's Leap Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #6Little Devils Tower Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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4.4 mi 7.1 km #7Harney Peak #9 (North)
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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6.1 mi 9.8 km #8Norbeck #3
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.8 mi 2.9 km #9Willow Creek Rushmore Trail #5
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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2.7 mi 4.3 km #10Grace Coolidge Trail
Easy
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Easy
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Photos of Custer - 138

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