South Dakota has approximately 349 trails, including 319 hiking trails and 246 for trail running. These trails range from 0 to 111 miles in length. The most popular trails are Harney Peak Loop Trail, Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint, The Door, Window and and Notch Trails. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in South Dakota was Wendy W. who completed Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Harney Peak - South Dakota HighpointView Trail Details
Highpoint rank by height: 15th. Be sure to bring along a camera with plenty of film as well as your binoculars, if you have them. The lookout ...
The Centennial TrailView Trail Details
Rapid City, SD
The Centennial Trail has a lofty beginning and magnificent ending. If one proceeds from north to south, the trail begins at Bear Butte and Bear ...
Cathedral Spires TrailView Trail Details
This moderately strenuous spur trail is a great natural history trek that connects with Sylvan Lake Trail to Harney Peak.
The Door, Window, and Notch TrailsView Trail Details
Easy journeys to view some of the park's most rugged rock formations. At the Fossil Exhibit, Badlands National Park has created replicas of fossils ...
Sylvan Lake to Harney Peak TrailView Trail Details
A moderately difficult trail to Harney Peak with spectacular and varied scenery along the way.
Lost Cabin - Harney Peak Loop TrailView Trail Details
A vigorous loop hike through a variety of lofty terrain so beautiful that one of the trails (Lost Cabin) has been designated a National Recreational ...
Harney Peak Loop TrailView Trail Details
A series of trails through wilderness and exceptional wildlife habitat. Hikers eventually reach Harney Peak. Willow Creek Loop Trail provides ...
Badlands National ParkView Trail Details
Spanning 80 million years of geologic history, the biggest area of badlands in the nation is an outstanding example of erosion and weathering. ...
Lovers' Leap TrailView Trail Details
A 2- to 3-hour loop trail passing through pine and oak forest, offering great views at the summit. The Grace Coolidge Walk-in Fishing Area trail ...
Sunday Gulch TrailView Trail Details
An interpretive trail that loops behind Sylvan Lake and offers some of the best overviews of the park's exquisite diversity.
Castle TrailView Trail Details
A prairie hike flanking the beautiful formations along the Badlands Wall.
Bear Butte TrailView Trail Details
A 2-hour hike from the base to the peak of a sacred mountain. The trail winds through a pine forest; many tree branches are draped with prayer ...
French Creek Natural AreaView Trail Details
An overnight backpack into a pristine natural area along a gorge of unique rock formations, with numerous creek fordings. Of course, you always ...
Little Devils Tower Spur TrailView Trail Details
A fairly steep hike up a spur trail, winding through pine forest and ending atop Little Devils Tower among incredible rock formations and views. ...
Mount Rushmore to Horsethief Lake TrailView Trail Details
An extremely scenic one-way hike departing from Mount Rushmore and terminating at Horsethief Lake, with access to other trails, some leading ...
Boland Ridge TrailView Trail Details
Hot Springs, SD
A one-way trek over Boland Ridge, terminating at the Park boundary fence. This loop option is a relatively flat, natural-history trail, meandering ...
A unique trail, one of beauty; a National Recreation Trail. The Sunday Gulch Trail is considered so extraordinary in the spectrum of plants, ...
Rimrock TrailView Trail Details
Two loops or a combined circuit hike through large stands of ponderosa, aspen, and birch, with views of limestone cliffs.
To hike the Upper ...
Prairie TrailView Trail Details
This is an easy interpretive loop hike through prairie grasslands and over open ridges, with superb views.
The Prairie Trail was designed especially ...
Spring Creek Loop TrailView Trail Details
Hill City, SD
A flat loop trail through woods on a ridge above Spring Creek, which can be included as an addition to the Flume Trail or simply hiked on its ...
Bear Mountain Ski TrailsView Trail Details
Two high-mountain loop trails affording hikers and mountain bikers extraordinary views and a great diversity of vegetation and wildlife.
Rankin Ridge Nature TrailView Trail Details
The Black Hills are a hiker’s delight. Contained in these 6,000 square miles of unglaciated valleys and hills are more than 500 miles of trails ...
Cliff Shelf Nature TrailView Trail Details
An interpretive trail along an ancient cliff shelf that collapsed long ago from the imposing cliffs above.
George S. Mickelson TrailView Trail Details
According to its namesake and founder, George S. Mickelson, "This trail may be our last opportunity to provide a pathway that is easily used ...
Badger Clark Historic TrailView Trail Details
A short loop trail that winds behind the historic cabin of Charles Badger Clark (1883 / 1957), poet laureate of South Dakota.
Have been here twice,2010 and 2012 See More
Very easy trail around the astonishing Sylvan lake See More