Flume Trail

MODERATE
#2 of 28 trails in Black Hills National Forest
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Flume Trail is a 23.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rapid City, SD 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.

23.2 miles 2322 feet Out & Back
dog friendly hiking ice climbing snowshoeing walking cross country skiing forest lake river views waterfall wild flowers wildlife rocky
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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.

Joanna M.
1 month ago

Hiked this trail with Regina. I loved this trail and want to do it again when the snownis gone so we can get to the lake.

Joanna M.
1 month ago

Joanna M.
1 month ago

Regina Staufer
1 month ago

4 Completed0 Reviews

Had a great hike on this trail & we met our FitBit goal! Yay!!!

Mick Nagel
1 month ago

5 Completed0 Reviews

We love this trail system, it is good from one end to the other!

michael bay
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

It's a nice trail. I went the other day and all the bridges are out to get across the creek. I started at spring creek trailhead

michael bay
2 months ago

1 Completed0 Reviews

It's a nice trail. I went the other day and all the bridges are out to get across the creek. I started at spring creek trailhead

Gates Eckburg
2 months ago

2 Completed0 Reviews

Rode my mounting bike on it it was pretty fun a little challenging on a bike though

Robert Kroeger
2 months ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Amazing trail. Great views and very level due to flume history.

Ashley Polston
11 months ago

29 Completed7 Reviews

Haven't hiked this trail in a LONG time, but LOVED hiking this trail as a child. So many great views/tunnels/exciting things to see. (:

Robin M.
1 year ago

Really fun hike with the tunnels and lake. We finally got at the end and sadly lost the trail. But the serenity and tranquil last part really made the
Day. A fun hike allow 5 hours and enjoy!

Amanda Mullen
2 years ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Very pretty trail, slightly hard to navigate with many signs down, but the tunnels were really cool and the lake was beautiful. Not a very difficult hike, but many trails to spend an entire day exploring.

Jacob Mader
3 years ago

10 Completed7 Reviews

Nice flat trail for beginning, relaxing overnight backpacking. But can be accomplished in a day if you rush it. Dog friendly. Named after a Bon iver song(lol). Also no horses which is kind of nice. Nice and close to town too.

Matt Davalos
3 years ago

7 Completed2 Reviews

This trail is very flat and has very little incline. You could easily do parts of it after work, in the evenings or if you just want to get a nice sampling of what views, hiking in the black hills has to offer. This trail is dog friendly as well.

John Mcfarling
3 years ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

Flume Trail physical loacation does not agree with my Garmin's maps. The Flume and the history posted at the Flume are not even near where the Garmin shows it.

John Mcfarling
5 years ago

1 Completed3 Reviews

From Sheridan lake south, 3 miles is awesome. Though the Long Tunnel and the Short tunnel; and over the moutain at the Long Tunnel (optional route). Great little hike but did not tackle the whole trail, maybe next year with a longer vacation.