Elk Mountain Nature Trail

Hot Springs, South Dakota

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A fun, informative loop hike suitable for the entire family.

Elk Mountain Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"A fun, informative loop hike suitable for the entire family."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hot Springs
Distance: 1.2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Local Contacts: Wind Cave National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Elk Mountain Nature Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

6/19/2001
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This is a simple hike with 9 interpretive stops to educate the passerby about the ecology of Wind Cave National Park. This would be an appropriate hike to take the kids along to let them burn off some extra energy and learn a few things about the area. This appears to be one of the busiest trails in the park but the chance for some great views and a bit of free education is hard to pass up. The trail is very easy to follow and travel on. This is a loop trail which will conveniently return you to the parking lot.



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