Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country Guide Book

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Black Hills Country  by Bert & Jane Gildart

96pp/maps
ISBN: 0762735449

Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country features concise descriptions and easy-to-follow maps for thirty short hikes on well-defined trails through some of the most spectacular scenery in this hiker's paradise. For more than twenty-five years, FalconGuide has set the standard for outdoor recreation guidebooks. Written by top outdoors experts and enthusiasts, each guide invites you to experience the endless adventure and rugged beauty of the great outdoors.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 23.
... Preview: A walk back in history, one that’s great for the whole family. You’ll get to visit the historic cabin of the first poet laureate of South Dakota. This short, historic interpretive walk is great for th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: Although Bear Butte is not part of the Black Hills proper, its inclusion is justified for several reasons. Historically, Bear Butte stood as a landmark, pointing the way for many early day “hikers,” t ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Sturgis, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: Wonderful photo opportunities await as this trail wanders through the grasslands, offering views of the jagged Wall formations. The trail is a flat, easy walk along a narrow dirt path through the gras ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Rapid City, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: A beautiful stroll on a multi-accessible hard-surface path, which parallels Grace Coolidge Creek. This trail offers a new dimension for all visitors in that it is wheelchair accessible, easily walked, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: We’ve selected this one because it provides excellent panoramic views, and because we talked to several families with children who said that because of the sweeping views, the trail rated high with th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Spearfish, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A fun, short, informative hike, suitable for the entire family. The path winds slightly upwards, then proceeds through a prairie environment. It then enters into the ponderosa-pine forest, where remin ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Hot Springs, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This trip in its entirety is long (12 miles), and many trekkers often camp for one night. Therefore, we suggest making this a trip of only 1.5 miles one-way. The trail is marked from both the east and ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A beautiful, fairly flat walk terminating or beginning at Center Lake or Grace Coolidge Campground that parallels (with many crossings) Grace Coolidge Creek. The Grace Coolidge Walk-in Fishing Area tr ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.6
... Preview: A loop hike from mountaintop to forest floor while threading over streams, into small valleys flanked by rock formations, and through park-like settings cut by beaver dams. The Iron Mountain Trail is ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Hill City, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: This trek will take you through three major Devils Tower ecosystems. This hike provides more distant perspectives of Devils Tower while simultaneously providing stunning views of the monument’s three ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Devils Tower, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: A loop hike giving you a chance to examine both prairie and riparian habitats. Few trails in the Black Hills offer the opportunity to view both a pristine prairie and riparian ecosystem. Though the ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Hot Springs, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: A loop hike that’s a great family outing, with some ups and downs, a few stream crossings, and many wonderful views. With lots of potential for a fun family outing, this hike combines gentle ups and d ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: An interpretive loop hike through prairie grasslands and over open ridges with superb views. The Prairie Trail was designed especially for those interested in viewing prairie grasslands and wildflower ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A trail wandering through ponderosa-pine forest, providing vistas of the park and its immense surroundings. The trail provides a delightful climb up Rankin Ridge, offering sweeping views of the park a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Hot Springs, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A longer trail than the Tower Trail, this one encircles Devils Tower from a greater distance and perspective. The Red Beds Trail also rings Devils Tower, but from a greater distance. Beginning at th ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Devils Tower, WY - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: A loop hike through large stands of ponderosa, aspen, and birch, with a gradual descent into Little Spearfish Canyon. Deer tracks abound, and flickers dart among the tree branches. The variation and ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Savoy, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The trail winds through woods on a ridge above Spring Creek and can be hiked on its own or as part of the Flume Trail. Part of the Flume Creek Recreation Trail, Spring Creek Loop is marked by the di ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Hill City, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: A unique trail, one of beauty; a National Recreation Trail. The Sunday Gulch Trail is considered so extraordinary in the spectrum of plants, trees, mosses, and scenery that, in 1971, it was designated ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: An interpretive trail with wonderful views. The interpretive Sylvan Lake Shore Trail is one of the easiest in Custer State Park. This trail makes a loop around the lake, affording walkers wonderful vi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Custer, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
... Preview: A trip up the highest mountain east of the main chain of the Rocky Mountains offering varied and spectacular scenery. The trail provides an easy to moderate ascent for the first mile, then descends ge ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country"
Hill City, SD - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8