Deerfield Lake Loop Trail

Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

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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.
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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.
Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Black Hills National Forest
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 579 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 5,922 feet
Top Elevation: 6,041 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to Deerfield Lake Loop Trail
Parks: Black Hills National Forest
Elevation Min/Max: 5909/6041 ft
Elevation Start/End: 5922/5922 ft
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Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country

Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country

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.

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Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country

Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country

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

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Recent Trail Reviews

1/19/2001
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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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May 2018