East Bison Flats Trail

Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

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East Bison Flats Trail is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Wind Cave National Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 4,196 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 770 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking.
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East Bison Flats Trail is a hiking trail in Custer County, South Dakota. It is within Wind Cave National Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 4,196 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 3.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 770 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. This trail connects with the following: Wind Cave Canyon Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Wind Cave National Park
Distance: 2.6
Elevation Gain: 770 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 4,196 feet
Top Elevation: 4,235 feet
Driving Directions: Directions to East Bison Flats Trail
Parks: Wind Cave National Park
Elevation Min/Max: 3893/4235 ft
Elevation Start/End: 4196/4196 ft
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6/17/2001
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Located at the Southern extreme of the park the East Bison Flats Trail lives up to its name. It is a fantastic place to view bison, particularily large herds of calving females in the Spring. This end of the park tends to stay busier than the Northern end but there is plenty of peaceful space along the praire. This trail connects to the Wind Cave Canyon trail and could be hiked as a "one-way" if a car was left at Gobbler Pass and another left at the Wind Cave Canyon trailhead. No matter how you hike it your odds of seeing bison, antelope, elk, and other praire animals is fairly good. The Spring and early Summer blesses this area with numerous wildflowers as well. Beware of thunderstorms in the Spring as they tend to sneak up on the Black Hills region with short-notice.



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