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Trail-heads

Take a Hike: Black Elk Peak

If your time in the Black Hills is limited and you can only do one hike (perish the thought!), Black Elk Peak should be your go-to. It's probably the most rewa...

Take a Hike: 76 Trail

It almost seems unfair that Spearfish Canyon has such an abundance of natural beauty. It certainly makes narrowing down your hiking choices more difficult. On ...

Take a Hike: Horse Thief Lake

Horse Thief Lake is one of the most scenic spots in the Black Hills, and its close proximity to Mount Rushmore makes it a popular getaway—especially on summer ...

Take a Hike: Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park

Rapid City has long been known as "the gateway to the Black Hills," but you don't even have to travel outside the city limits to find hiking opportunities. Han...

Take a Hike: Cathedral Spires

The Cathedral Spires hike is relatively short, but what it lacks in distance, it more than makes up for in dramatic scenery. You'll find yourself walking among...

Top Stops in Custer

Did you know that Custer is the oldest town in the Black Hills? After traveling through during the Black Hills Expedition with General George Custer in 1874, H...

Take a Hike: Buzzard’s Roost

Located just a few miles west of Rapid City, Buzzard's Roost feels like it's hours from civilization. It's a fairly straightforward hike with several different...

Take a Hike: Little Devils Tower

Only 200 feet shorter than nearby Black Elk Peak (a mile to the north), Little Devils Tower has a lot going for it: spectacular 360-degree views that rival tho...

Take a Hike: Skyline Wilderness Trail

If you've ever been told to "take a hike," you might have responded defensively. Or, if you're like us, you've simply laced up your hiking boots and hit the tr...