Lost Cabin Trailhead is a hiking trail in Pennington County, South Dakota. It is within Black Hills National Forest. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 5,196 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 143 feet. The Palmer Creek Trailhead parking is near the trailhead.
Lost Cabin Trailhead Professional Reviews and Guides
"A vigorous loop hike through a variety of lofty terrain so beautiful that one of the trails (Lost Cabin) has been designated a National Recreational Trail. For those interested in a challenging hike, this combination of four different trails provides just that. Because the distance is lengthy, some consideration should be given to camping in the Black Elk Wilderness, named for the famous Oglala medicine man who was present as a young teenager at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.Water is plentiful, though it must be purified, and primitive wilderness campsites are abundant. Before pitching your tent, however, check that you are not camped in a patch of poison ivy. Practice zero-impact ethics."
--Bert & Jane Gildart, Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country (Falcon Guides).
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