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D Loop

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A cruiser trail with creeks and a view of Spearfish Canyon.


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Map Key

4.3

Miles

6.9

KM

97%

Runnable

5,378' 1,639 m

High

5,063' 1,543 m

Low

437' 133 m

Up

443' 135 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Runner Notes

Part of the Big Hill Trail #72. To access D Loop you must take one of the other loops to reach it. This loop has the best views of Spearfish Canyon.

Description

After running either Big Hill Trail #72, A Loop, Big Hill Trail #72, B Loop or Big Hill Trail #72, C Loop, ascend the trail and avoid the creeks if it is wet out. Follow the streams around and back down until a short spur is met called D1. This spur takes you to a viewpoint of Spearfish Canyon. It is worth the short trip out and back to take in the stunning views.

Most of this trail is on more open, wider, former forest service road and can be exposed.

Continue back to D Loop and meet up with Eleventh Hour Spring and follow either A or C Loop back to the trailhead.

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ktboundary Thompson

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#77

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Typical Big Hill trail.
May 7, 2015 near North S…, SD

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