Flume Trail is a 14 mile point-to-point trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota at Sheridan Lake that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Section 1 6.6 miles Loop A 2.7 miles
Section 2 0.6 miles Loop B 3.8 miles
Section 3 3.8 miles Overlook 0.9 miles
The historic Flume Trail takes you back in time to the mining boom of the 1880s. The Rockerville Flume carried water 20 miles, from Spring Creek west of present day Sheridan Lake, east to the placer diggings near Rockerville. The flume operated until 1885, and enabled miners to take over $20 million in gold. The trail follows the actual flume bed for much of its length. Along the way you'll see historic artifacts and parts of the flume itself.
Take U.S. Highway 385 to Sheridan Lake Campground. Follow signs
to Flume Trail and the Calumet Trailhead near the southeast shore of Sheridan Lake. The trail ends near Rockerville at the Coon Hollow Trailhead on County Road 233.
Boat dock has parking but must use the campgrounds faciities, or picnic grounds on the north shore of Sheridan Lake.
Mystic Ranger District
8221 S. Hwy 16
Rapid City, SD 57702
1019 N. 5th St.
Custer, SD 57730
TTY (605) 673-9227