Hike Great Bear Valley Trail

Details

Distance

1 miles

Elevation Gain

68 ft

Route Type

Out-and-Back

Added by Rachael Westergard

Heavily forested trail with easy access and free parking.

Great Bear Ski Valley is a ski area in Sioux Falls that also has wooded trails that run throughout the property. The trails are free to hike and offer a secluded, private place to get outside and away from the city. 

In the winter, the trails can be used to cross country ski as well. We found this place this summer and consider it a gem of Sioux Falls. There is no traffic noise, hardly any other people there, and free to hike at. Our kids love exploring the trails and finding all the little critters. Speaking of critters, there are definitely bugs, so bring bug spray! 

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Fitness
Chillin
Photography
Running
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

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