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."
--Bert & Jane Gildart, Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country (Falcon Guides).
"A winding loop trail that begins in a prairie and meanders through ponderosa pine forests as it circles Deerfield Lake."
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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