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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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St Elmo Peak
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One if the best hikes you'll have in the hills. It's a challenge but the view is well worth it

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Little Elk Creek Trail
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Sunday Gulch Trail
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Buzzard trail and loop
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Split Rock Creek Trail: Palisades State Park
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"Hiked" this in the fall. The best views are really from the bridge, it's a short walk though, so you might as well spend a half hour on it. Devil's Gulch hike is about a mile north of this trail and is pretty neat too.

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Good Earth Grand Loop
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34 Completed 31 Reviews

This is a combination of 4 separate trails currently at Good Earth State Park. This newest park is evolving even as I write this. I began this route on the Bur Oak Trail, then connected with the Riparian Trail, then took the connector trail to River Lookout and completing it back at the parking lot. I wanted a longer hike and this was the best of all trails too. If you haven't been to this newest State Park check it out. I don't think you'll be disappointed. The vision for this cultural and historical area is grand. I can't wait to watch it unfold.

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Leaders Park Trails
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34 Completed 31 Reviews

Leaders Park has a very nice Mountain Bike area with 3 different levels of skill tracks to choose from. Easy, Moderate, and Difficult. If you like Mountain biking there is a trail for you here or if you want to try it for the first time I recommend the easy loop. Both times I've done Leaders Park I have seen deer and have been out there by myself. Located next to I-229 it's easy to get to. A big thanks to Falls Area Single Track (FAST) for making this a great trail and for maintaining it! This trail can also be used for hiking and provides a good elevation change to make it a good work out.

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Notch Trail
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21 Completed 20 Reviews

Short and fun hike in the Badlands. I definitely making this a stop on your drive through the park

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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint
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21 Completed 20 Reviews

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Bur Oak Trail
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34 Completed 31 Reviews

Bur Oak Trail begins near where the new visitor center for Good Earth State park is being built not far from the gravel parking lot. It goes in a Northerly direction around an old farmstead with a barn and silo. It's a 2 wheeled dirt road for a short distance and then veers to the right where it is a mowed grass path that stays near the trees. Then it descends to the river bottom through a dense oak stand and goes past a grave marker for the first child to have died in Lincoln County. The loop begins as you reach the river bottom where it opens up to prairie grass. The loop gives some views of the Big Sioux River then steadily climbs back up to finish the loop and then back to the trail head in more of a lollipop trail style. At 2.5 miles it's a nice distance for a hike in under an hour yet not too short. Look for the 3 oaks growing in a row along the path. Good path to view wildlife late evening or early morning

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