Deerfield Lake Loop Trail

Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

Elevation Gain579ft
Trailhead Elevation5,922ft
Elevation Min/Max5909/6041ft
Elevation Start/End5922/5922ft

Deerfield Lake Loop Trail

Deerfield Lake Loop Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Pennington County, South Dakota. It is within Black Hills National Forest. It is 1.5 miles long and begins at 5,922 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 579 feet.

Deerfield Lake Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Suitable for both hikers and mountain bikers, the Deerfield Trail slices through segments of the nation's history and some of the Black Hills' more pristine country."

"A winding loop trail that begins in a prairie and meanders through ponderosa pine forests as it circles Deerfield Lake."

Deerfield Lake Loop Trail Reviews

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Deerfield lake is the cleanest, clearest and coldest lake of the black hills. The trail looping around it is somewhat informal but nonetheless easy to follow. There are some Ponderosa pines near the lake but not enough to obscure the view or make following the trail difficult. One of the best things about Deerfield lake is its the least busy of the Black Hills lakes. It is usually a little colder than I prefer to swim in but it does offer excellent fishing for Brookies, rainbow, and splake. Watch out for free ranging cattle during your hike!

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Trail Information

Black Hills National Forest
Nearby City
Black Hills National Forest
Black Hills National Forest Visitor Center
Local Contacts
Black Hills National Forest Service offices and visitor centers; Forest Service Maps No. 40 and 40L
Local Maps

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Oct 2018