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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint

Custer, SD

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Sylvan Lake Harney Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Flume Trail
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1 Completed 1 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.

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Fort Meade Back Country Byway
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice drive. All dirt road but smooth. Any type of vehicle should be able to handle this road most of the year. The land is BLM land. Archery hunting is allowed with the appropriate licenses. The are plenty of pull off spots to stop and enjoy short walks or view wildlife. I have seen turkey and deer. There is a seasonal horse camp here that is a US Fee area. There are historical markers along the route. Fort Meade was used throughout the 1800s and into the 1900s a exploration camp, Cavalry headquarters for the war with the Native Americans, and training the US Military in the early 1900s. Today it is the sight of our area's VA Healthcare system to care for our American Veterans. Collecting of artifacts is not allowed.

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Falling rock loop
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

This trail leads to a great view of Rapid Creek flowing through the canyon below. The trail can be walked by most people of all ages, but please be aware that the ledges are extremely dangerous. I have heard that a young person fell and passed a few years ago so please control your children around the edges. This is within the Black Hills National Forest so please clean up after yourselves. Also lock your cars when you start your hike. Park Rangers have informed me that local dysfunctional youth have been known to do dumb things up here due to the closeness to the city. This is one of the closest escapes for them. Other than that the hike is great. At the beginning of the road is a small trail to anchor points for rappelling.

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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint
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29 Completed 21 Reviews

Nice trail. Good views. If you're going to see Mt Rushmore and feel like a nice hike this is the one.

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Bear Butte State Park Trail
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4 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a beautiful hike. Don't plan to take your dogs, they aren't allowed on the trails, also remember it is a spiritual place for the Sioux Nation. You will see prayer flags and ceremonial sweat buildings along the way. I am always at peace and one when I am at Bear Butte.

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Willow Creek - Rushmore Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

very long hike, lots of trees in the way, great alternative because it's free, go hike it, by the koa by mount rushmore

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Horse Thief Lake Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

easy and fun

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Boulder Hill
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

coolest hike ever

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Buzzard trail and loop
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

nice and easy hike off of 44 right after falling rock.
can be completed within 45 minutes to an hour and a half
easily located just a left off of the road as if you were heading away from rapid city
very nice scenic view of the hills

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Crow Peak Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

i have a question
can you hike this within a full day?

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