Big Sioux Recreation Area
ElevationAscent: 181' 55 m
Descent: -181' -55 m
High: 1,443' 440 m
Low: 1,288' 392 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)
“A short, easy run with a moderate hill to get the heart beat going!”— Greg Sage
On the north end of the park, you can follow the trail up the crest of the ridge to the top, or do a "Double Back" about 1/2 way and then climb the steep hill face to the hill crest for a more physically-demanding run.
There is a hilltop bench area that provides an awesome view to the east for sunrise photography. For added distance, you can cut down the back of the hill and follow the Archery Trail back around to the suspension bridge and back to the parking lot at the "Day Use Area".
Overall, the smooth trails provide great opportunity for trail running and hiking, and also a good place for some winter snowshoeing.
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