Willow Creek Trail

Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota

Elevation Gain441ft
Trailhead Elevation5,042ft
Elevation Min/Max5041/5300ft
Elevation Start/End5042/5042ft

Willow Creek Trail

Willow Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Pennington County, South Dakota. It is within Black Hills National Forest. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 5,042 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 441 feet. This trail connects with the following: Lost Cabin Trail and Harney Peak Trail.

Willow Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"An easy loop trail with periodic vistas of Harney Peak. Willow Creek Loop Trail provides vistas of Harney Peak, a bird’s-eye view of the spires of Elkhorn Mountain, and a stroll through stands of some of the Black Hills’ largest ponderosa pines."

"An easy loop trail that provides periodic vistas of Harney Peak."

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Both the towns of Custer and Hillcity have trails which offer a great vantage point from which to view the Harney Range, which seems to tower above the rest of the hills. The Willow Creek Loop is an easy simple trail from which to enjoy this. The trail is well marked and dry. It is also quite flat. Locally it is more of a place to walk your dog or enjoy a quick walk than an actual hike. South Dakota has many sunny days (particularily in the Summer and Fall)with which to enjoy its spectacular views. Visitors may find that nearby Hill City provides better services (restraunts, shops etc....) than Custer.

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Trail Information

Black Hills National Forest
Nearby City
Black Hills National Forest
Black Hills National Forest Visitor Center
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Topo Map No. 238; Black Hills National Forest Map; USGS Hill City and Custer quads.
Local Maps

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Oct 2018