Crow Peak Trail

Spearfish, South Dakota

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Crow Peak Trail is a popular hike.The trail winds up to the mountaintop, providing sweeping vistas at the summit. Crow Peak is so named because of a battle once fought here between the Crow and Sioux Indians. A full-day hike winding upwards through pine forests to fantastic panoramas at the summit, and back. The trail begins in Higgins Gulch amidst ponderosa-pine woods and much new growth of native bushes and bur oak.
Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country

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Hiking South Dakota's Black Hills Country

by Bert & Jane Gildart (Falcon Guides)

Crow Peak Trail is a popular hike.The trail winds up to the mountaintop, providing sweeping vistas at the summit. Crow Peak is so named because of a battle once fought here between the Crow and Sioux Indians.

A full-day hike winding upwards through pine forests to fantastic panoramas at the summit, and back. The trail begins in Higgins Gulch amidst ponderosa-pine woods and much new growth of native bushes and bur oak.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Spearfish
Distance: 7
Elevation Gain: 1,560 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: A full day
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 4,200 feet
Top Elevation: 5,760 feet
Local Contacts: Black Hills National Forest Visitor Center
Local Maps: Black Hills National Forest Map; USDA Crow Peak Trail Map No. 64 and Black Hills National Forest handout of Spearfish Trails
Driving Directions: Directions to Crow Peak Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/11/2006
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This is my all-time favorite hike and have done it many times! It is a good workout and the trail is not over crowded with hikers. Well at least not yet. It is worth the effort once you reach the top. The view is awesome. I have only happened upon two rattle snakes and they were in the rocks on top.



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May 2018