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  • Sylvan Lake holds the designation as Custer State Park's crown Jewel. The lake was created in 1881 when Theodore Reder built a dam across Sunday Gulch. In 1921, this unique lake became a part of th...

  • The Sundance Trail System weaves through the network of densely-forested canyons and winding open ridges that form the Bearlodge Mountains. From some ridge tops you can see the Custer Expedition Ro...

  • The Old Baldy Trail is a 5.7 mile loop with a 0.7 mile spur trail to the summmit of Old Baldy Mountain. The trail meanders through stands of quaking aspen, paper birch, and ponderosa pine.

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  • The Little Spearfish Trail is a 6 mile loop that meanders through stands of ponderosa pine, quaking aspen, and paper birch. Spearfish Creek offers a year round home to the American Dipper. Dippers ...

  • The Horsethief Lake Trail is a 2.7 mile long trail that wanders through granite peaks and twisting spires that poke through the thick forest canopy.

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  • The Hell Canyon Trail is a 5.3-mile loop and is open to hikers, horseback riders and bicycles. The trail explores the drainage bottom and Hell Canyon riparian area where you might see a variety of ...

  • 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 ne...

  • The Dugout Gulch Botanical Trail is a 2.3 mile trail plus a 4.4 mile loop trail. Far from the boreal (northern) forest of the upper Great Lakes region and Canada, is a small unique community know a...

  • The Deerfield Trail is 18 miles in length, and connects Deerfield Lake with Rapid Creek and Pactola Reservoir. In addition to great scenery and abundant wildlife, you will pass by a variety of hist...

  • Cliff swallows nest in the limestone bluffs above Beaver Creek. Look for gourd-shaped mud nests in the rock out-croppings below the ridge. Other wildlife commonly seen along the trail include white...

  • The Eagle Cliff Trails were developed by local skiing enthusiasts in the mid 1980's. This trail system became popular among other recreationists because of the opportunity to create your own advent...

  • The Big Hill Ski Trail system consists of five loop trails and one spur trail, for a total distance of 13.6 miles. During the winter season the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing in cooper...

  • The Beaver Creek Ski Trail system consists of six trails with a total distance of 12.9 miles. The six trails are the Porcupine Trail, Dry Beaver Trail, Highland Trail, Mallo Trail, Sunshine Trail a...

  • Iron Creek Horse Camp is locate approximately 13 miles outside Custer, South Dakota. Popular attractions include Norbeck Scenic Byway and Custer State Park. Campground is adjacent to Iron Creek. Ne...

  • Bear Butte is a geological butte feature located in western South Dakota, United States, that was established as a State Park in 1961. An important landmark and religious site for the Plains Indian...

  • The Roughlock Falls Nature Area is located in Spearfish Canyon and is considered one of the most beautiful locations in the Black Hills. The water feeding Roughlock Falls flows into Spearfish Canyo...

  • The George S. Mickelson Trail is a rail trail in the Black Hills region of South Dakota. The main trail route extends 108.8 miles (175.1 km), from Edgemont to Deadwood, with approximately nine mile...

  • Situated in a ponderosa pine forest, near 450 acre Deerfield Lake. Elevation is 6,200 feet. Very comfortable temperatures. There is a ten mile trail around the lake. Popular activities include hiki...

  • This bridge crosses Beaver Creek, a typical prairie stream. The creek lazily wanders from its source in Minnesota to four miles west of here where it empties into Split Rock Creek. Along its course...

  • Harney Peak (variant names: Black Elk Peak, Harney's Peak, Mount Harney, Saint Elmo Peak) is the highest point in South Dakota. Harney Peak is located within the Black Elk Wilderness area, in south...

  • Crow Peak is a dominant landmark because of its geological makeup. Billions of years ago, this area was covered by an ocean. Layers of sediment were deposited on the ocean floor, eventually hardeni...

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