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Hike the King and Queen Trail at Palisades State Park

Garretson, South Dakota

based on 2 reviews



0.5 miles

Elevation Gain

80 ft

Route Type



Added by Isaac Parsons

Split Rock Creek flows through Sioux Quarzite rock formations making picturesque cliffs!

The hike is a very simple hike, you can make it longer or shorter as you would like. There is one spot were the trail gets a little steep and is rutted, you go from the rivers edge, to up on top of the cliffs and bluffs area. 

Fall is a great time to go and visit Palisades State Park, with the Fall foliage and the trees changing! 

To enter Palisades State Park you will need a pass, either a day pass or an annual permit. There is a campground as well in the Park.  

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Hike the King and Queen Trail at Palisades State Park Reviews

The trail is a wonderful hike to explore the park and climb a little. I find it a refreshing location to hike with such cool rock formations, in a part of the state that is relatively flat. There are also overlooks, places to picnic and a playground.

Neat area to hike near Sioux Falls. We camped and had a great time checking out the trails and watching kayakers.

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