Trail Run Project Logo

Prairie Vista Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.0 (2)

A good simple trail with a smooth and even surface that I tend to use as part of a larger loop.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.8

KM

94%

Runnable

1,443' 440 m

High

1,288' 393 m

Low

165' 50 m

Up

142' 43 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

This is a State park, so an Entry Fee, or a State Park Pass is needed.

Runner Notes

This would be a good Running trail, as the surfaces are pretty smooth/even.

Description

I use this trail as part of a slightly larger loop in the park. It weaves through the Frisbee Golf course and crosses the Sioux River on a suspension bridge. I then follow the trail along the river's edge (Good for photo Ops). The original trail has you loop back in front of the large hill, but I take one of two routes up over the top. Option #1 is to follow the trail in a counterclockwise direction first to the east and then up to crest the hill on the north end of the park. Option #2 (which is very physical) is to follow the trail in a clockwise direction as it climbs the face of the hill and go up the side of the hill in the reverse direction.

There is a bench at the top of the crest of the hill that is also good for photos of the area overlooking the Sioux River and Brandon to the East.

Just to add distance to the run, I follow the Archery Range Trail back to close the loop.

Contacts

Shared By:

Greg Sage

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 2 votes

#12565

Overall
  4.0 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
50%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#39

in South Dakota

#12,565

Overall
2 Views Last Month
174 Since Feb 24, 2017
Easy/Intermediate

50%
50%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

The Big Sioux River meanders along in the spring.
Mar 20, 2017 near Brandon, SD
The view from the top of the Prairie Vista Trail looks east toward the river and the town of Brandon, South Dakota.
Mar 20, 2017 near Brandon, SD

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none