Castle Trail and Medicine Root Loop

Rapid City, South Dakota 57701

Castle Trail and Medicine Root Loop

Castle Trail and Medicine Root Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Wonderful photo opportunities await as this trail wanders through the grasslands, offering views of the jagged Wall formations. The trail is a flat, easy walk along a narrow dirt path through the grassland area just north of the Castle Trail.

As one walks along this plateau, grasslands sweep to the north while the jagged Wall formations rise to the south. Other formations range from short, flat, sod-covered “tables” to lofty spires. The area surrounding the trail is covered with cactus. Grasses hide desert wildflowers."

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Trail Information

Rapid City
Nearby City
5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
2 to 4 hours
Duration
Best spring through fall
Season
Badlands National Park
Local Contacts
Trails Illustrated Topo Map No. 239, 1:55,000 scale; Department of the Interior Geological Survey topographic map (metric) 43101-F8-PM-050
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018