South Dakota State Parks Trails

To find trails in South Dakota state parks for activities such as hiking and biking, select a region or trail below.

Bear Butte State Park Trail :: Sturgis, SD

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,” trudging across the prairie in search of wild game,

Cathedral Spires Trail :: Custer State Park, SD

Cathedral Spires Trail is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 6,240 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 731 feet. Near the

Little Devils Tower :: Custer State Park, SD

Little Devils Tower is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 6,686 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 325 feet. The trail e

Trail 4 :: Custer State Park, SD

Trail 4 is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 2.3 miles long and begins at 6,185 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,284 feet.

Lovers' Leap Trail :: Custer State Park, SD

Lovers' Leap Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is three miles long and begins at 4,271 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,649 fee

French Creek Trail :: Custer State Park, SD

French Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 4,527 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 855 feet. Near the tra

Csp Road 2 :: Custer State Park, SD

Csp Road 2 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 4,706 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 324 feet.

Trail #1 :: Custer State Park, SD

Trail #1 is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 154 feet long and begins at 4,579 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 14 feet.

Barnes Canyon Road :: Custer State Park, SD

Barnes Canyon Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 4,006 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 775

Centennial Trail :: Custer State Park, SD

Centennial Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park. It is 9.7 miles long and begins at 4,644 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,34

Norbeck Trail :: Black Hills National Forest, SD

Norbeck Trail is a hiking trail in Pennington County and Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park, Black Elk Wilderness Area, and Black Hills National Forest. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 5,103 feet altitude. Traveling the en

River Lookout Loop :: Lincoln County, SD

River Lookout Loop is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, South Dakota. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 1,446 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 124 feet. The Good Earth State Park Parking is near

Bur Oak Trail :: Lincoln County, SD

Bur Oak Trail is a hiking trail in Lincoln County, South Dakota. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 1,446 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 243 feet. The Good Earth State Park Parking is near the t

Harney Peak Trail :: Black Hills National Forest, SD

Harney Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Pennington County and Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park, Black Elk Wilderness Area, and Black Hills National Forest. It is 7.3 miles long and begins at 6,162 feet altitude. Traveling th

Lost Cabin Trail :: Black Hills National Forest, SD

Lost Cabin Trail is a hiking trail in Pennington County and Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park, Black Elk Wilderness Area, and Black Hills National Forest. It is 5.9 miles long and begins at 5,042 feet altitude. Traveling the

Sunday Gulch Trail :: Black Hills National Forest, SD

Sunday Gulch Trail is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park and Black Hills National Forest. It is 2.9 miles long and begins at 6,157 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.0 miles with a total elevatio

Outlaw Ranch Road :: Black Hills National Forest, SD

Outlaw Ranch Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Custer State Park and Black Hills National Forest. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 5,319 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.2 miles wit

Sylvan Lake Shore Trail :: Custer, SD

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 views of the gigantic granite rocks in and around th

Creekside Trail :: Custer, SD

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, and safe for energetic children. The trail is o

French Creek Natural Area Trail :: Custer, SD

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 west terminuses for this length; after that, hike

Grace Coolidge Walk In Fishing Area Trail :: Custer, SD

A beautiful, fairly flat walk terminating at Center Lake, paralleling (with many crossings) Grace Coolidge Creek. French Creek originates northwest of the town of Custer. It feeds Stockade Lake and continues its eastward flow, passing through Custer