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Prairie Vista Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

Scenic prariescapes await all who travel the Prairie Vista Trail.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

92%

Runnable

4,188' 1,276 m

High

4,101' 1,250 m

Low

88' 27 m

Up

84' 26 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Description

Hop on the Prairie Vista Trail for a relaxing experience amidst golden grasslands and rolling South Dakotan hills.

Starting at either the visitor center or the picnic area, head north along the trail, taking time to absorb your beautiful surroundings as you wander across the prairie. Be sure to bring your camera, as this trail provides visitors with numerous opportunities for beautiful photographs.

Whether it follows a tour of the visitor center or a delicious lunch at the picnic area, a run on the Prairie Vista Trail is the perfect way to spend part of your afternoon.

Flora & Fauna

Be sure to check out the trailside kiosks for wonderfully detailed information about the local flora and fauna.

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Hunter R

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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#72

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Views of the Black Hills and prairies from the Prairie Vista Trail.
Nov 4, 2021 near Hot Spr…, SD
Looking over the elevator building and other park buildings in Wind Cave National Park.
Nov 4, 2021 near Hot Spr…, SD
Wind Cave natural entrance.
Nov 4, 2021 near Hot Spr…, SD
The trail climbs the hill to better views of the park.
Nov 4, 2021 near Hot Spr…, SD
Stairs climb up the hillside away from the natural entrance.
Nov 4, 2021 near Hot Spr…, SD

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