“An uphill trail through the forest, meadows, and rock outcroppings with great views of Crow Peak.”
— ktboundary Thompson
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
This trail starts south of the parking lot for the Crow Peak Trail #64 just after a dry stream bed that crosses the road. It is on the left hand side when coming from the parking lot and has a small pile of rocks at its base.
The finish of the trail is at the junction of three forest service roads, which are closed to wheeled traffic. There are options to continue on with a linkup of the Big Hill Trail system.
From the parking lot, head south across a dry stream bed and locate the trail on the left-hand side. You'll start on a descent and cross a small stream before starting a mostly uphill climb. The trail is steep in several sections with many switchback and tight corners.
Take in the views of Crow Peak when the trail turns toward the mountain. Cross through rocky sections and a few small meadows that have abundant flowers in the spring and early summer. The trail then follows a ridgeline with commanding views of the Black Hills to the south. Continue up until reaching a junction with three forest service roads. Either continue on or reverse your route back to the trailhead.
Flora & Fauna
Pine, birch, aspen, turkey, and deer.