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Cairn Trail

Intermediate

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0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
71% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 97' 29 m
Descent: -107' -33 m
High: 4,361' 1,329 m
Low: 4,253' 1,296 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 13% (7°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)

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A short trail along the ridge behind the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center in Custer SP.

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The trail begins at the west end of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center parking lot (the end closer to US-16A) and ends at the opposite end, behind the building. The ends are moderate, ascending and descending the ridgeline. The segment between runs along the ridgeline and offers good views of the valley of Grace Coolidge Creek and across to Lover's Leap on the opposite ridge. The trail is marked by stone cairns (piles of rocks).

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Climbing the east ascent on the Cairn Trail in Custer SP.  The cairns (rock piles) in the foreground are the trail namesake.
Sep 23, 2016 near Custer, SD
View down the west descent on the Cairn Trail in Custer SP, looking across the valley of Grace Coolidge Creek.
Sep 23, 2016 near Custer, SD

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