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    • Keystone, South Dakota

      Rock Climb at 1880 Wall

      0.1 mi / 150 ft gain
      There are 2 walls named the 1880 Wall, one is the East Wall and the other is the West Wall. To get there you will need to follow Old Hill City Road, either from Hill City or from Keystone. If coming from Keystone it is about 3.8 miles heading west. There is a pullout right off the road and next t...
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    • Rapid City, South Dakota

      Explore the Skyline Wilderness Area

      3 mi / 0 ft gain
      Dividing Rapid City's East and West sides, the Skyline Wilderness Area is a 150-acre park that features numerous walking, biking and hiking trails. This area can also be enjoyed as a beautiful drive that offers one of the best views of Rapid City.  The road stretches about two miles long and giv...
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    • Keystone, South Dakota

      Mt. Rushmore Profile View

      Cool little pull off area to get a shot of Washington’s face from the side between the mountains. There is a pull off on both sides of the road and a popular spot to stop and photograph this unique perspective of Mt. Rushmore.  For the loop trail to see more of the sites of Mt. Rushmore, check o...
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    • Custer, South Dakota

      Fly Fish French Creek

      0.5 mi / 15 ft gain
      The creek has two main sections, there is Upper French Creek and Lower French creek, the upper/lower refer to the section of creek above or below Stockade Lake. The better fishing is below Stockade Lake. There you can find numerous sections of the creek that are on public land and easily accessib...
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    • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

      Hike Great Bear Valley Trail

      1 mi / 68 ft gain
      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 thi...
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    • Interior, South Dakota

      Saddle Pass Trail

      0.78 mi / 240 ft gain
      Saddle Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Interior, South Dakota.
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    • Dell Rapids, South Dakota

      Walk the Sioux River Red Rock Trail

      2.6 mi / 49 ft gain
      The Sioux River Red Rock Trail is located in Dell Rapids, South Dakota. It is a 2.6 mile paved out and back trail that runs along the Sioux River. This trail offers great views of the river, red rock formations, and even a waterfall. It is great for all skill levels, and dogs are allowed on leash...
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    • Madison, South Dakota

      Hike Abbott Trail

      2.7 mi / 95 ft gain
      Abbott Trail is located at Lake Herman State Park in South Dakota. The park itself is beautiful and offers many things to do, including canoe rentals, camping, parks, picnic areas, and hiking trails. Abbott Trail is 2.7 mile hike that works for all skill levels. At the trail head, there is a gaze...
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    • Rapid City, South Dakota

      M Hill

      1.56 mi / 381 ft gain
      M Hill is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Rapid City, South Dakota.
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    • Rapid City, South Dakota

      Fly Fish Along Rapid Creek

      WIth many access points and convenient location to the city, Rapid Creek offers fantastic trout stream fishing. This 86-mile long tributary of the Cheyenne River runs through the Black Hills National Forest, flowing east right through the heart of Rapid City. Anglers fishing Rapid Creek can expe...
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    • Vermillion, South Dakota

      Hike the Clay County Park Nature Trail

      2.1 mi / 68 ft gain
      Clay County Park Nature Trail is located in Vermillion, South Dakota and includes a 2.1 mile loop hike that runs along the river. At the trailhead, you will find a lookout and picnic area, along with public bathrooms. The trail itself winds through prairie grasses and forests, and at times goes r...
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    • Brookings, South Dakota

      Dakota Nature Park Trail

      1.72 mi / 46 ft gain
      Dakota Nature Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Brookings, South Dakota.
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    • Mitchell, South Dakota

      Mountain Bike Kiwanis Trail on Lake Mitchell

      1.8 mi / 95 ft gain
      Kiwanis Trail runs along the south side of Lake Mitchell in South Dakota. Along with a hiking trail, there is also a trail specifically for mountain biking. The hiking trail is about two miles long and is a pretty easy hike for all ages. Along the hike, you'll wind through forests, plains, and ri...
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    • Keystone, South Dakota

      Horse Thief Lake Trail

      5.27 mi / 1132 ft gain
      Horse Thief Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Keystone, South Dakota.
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    • Canistota, South Dakota

      Hike Otter Stream Trail

      1.2 mi / 45 ft gain
      Otter Stream Trail is located in Lake Vermillion State Recreation Area. It has a lake, campground, and hiking trails. Be advised that there is an entrance fee. This trail wraps around beautiful grasslands and into shaded forests. The trail sits across the street from Lake Vermillion, and scenic v...
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    • Harrisburg, South Dakota

      Paddle at Lake Alvin

      Lake Alvin is a beautiful lake outside Sioux Falls that is surrounded by pines and prairies. Its proximity outside the city means it is very quiet and very calm. The water is perfect for kayaking or canoeing, and there are multiple trails leading to shore to carry them in easily.   The park itsel...
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    Go Great Places in South Dakota

    In the Mount Rushmore state, travels to South Dakota are full of one-of-a-kind adventure with wide-open spaces as endless as the horizons. Between legendary landscapes and scenic drives, you can always find space that shifts life into park. When you’re ready, go great places.

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