Rapid City, South Dakota

Hike to Falling Rock Overlook

0.5 Miles Total - 50 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by Isaac Parsons

A simple hike just minutes outside of Rapid City!

The beautiful hike is a tremendous spot to get out of town and enjoy the scenery and a great view of Rapid Creek down in the canyon below. 

Parking is right off Falling Rock Rd. then the trail is a very well marked path through the trees, easy to follow, and leads you right to the edge of limestone cliffs! The cliffs offer fantastic views and solitude on the right day. Other days it can be a busy spot with people coming from Rapid City to get outside, winter is your best chance to have it to yourself. 

When hanging out around the cliffs do use your best judgement and be safe. There have been a couple cases of people falling, getting hurt or even in an extreme case dying from the fall. And remember to practice LNT Principles. 

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