Wind Cave Canyon Trail
ElevationAscent: 5' 1 m
Descent: -203' -62 m
High: 4,015' 1,224 m
Low: 3,815' 1,163 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (4°)
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“A very easy and picturesque trail!”— Jessie Evans
Though this trail is more of a dirt fire road, some of the trail markers in the area are confusing. The trailhead talks about the East Bison Flats Trail, which branches to the southwest about .4 miles in, however, the sign and various markers along the way denote that the Wind Cave Canyon Trail continues this direction as well.. It's easy to wander around for a while on unmarked hills before going back down. The trail is just the road, disregard the other markers.
The trail ends at the border of the park.
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Land Manager: NPS - Wind Cave National Park