South Dakota (SD) Hiking Trails

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Wind Cave National Park
Hot Springs, SD
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Harney Peak South (Trail 9)
Hill City, SD
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Mount Rushmore National Monument
Hill City, SD
 
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South Dakota (SD) offers a wide range of terrain for hiking from the Great Plains in the east to the Black Hills in the west.

Eastern South Dakota is defined by the Great Plains, which means there are plenty of meandering trails through wide open fields. Prairie trails are perfect for families with small children because the flat topography makes them fairly easy. Lakes are abundant in this area so hikers will find plenty of trails that skirt around pristine and scenic lakes and ponds. The Missouri River also provides riverside hiking trails that allow hikers to walk along the river and enjoy its scenic beauty.

Western South Dakota brings a change of terrain with the Black Hills, where hikers can follow trails that lead into the mountains from the Great Plains. Black Hills National Forest has a wide range of trails, some of which are easy and meander around reservoirs and streams, while others offer challenging and steep climbs to mountain top views. Hiking is also popular around Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial, but for more secluded trails check out Badlands National Park. Badlands National Park has trails that explore deep canyons, eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires, and most trails have stunning views of the area. You can even find hiking trails near cities like Sioux Falls and Rapid City.

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NameCityRatingState
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve McCook Lake South Dakota
Angostura Recreation Area Hot Springs South Dakota
Badger Clark Historic Trail Custer South Dakota
Badlands National Park Interior South Dakota
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Door Trail Interior
Notch Trail Interior
Window Trail Interior
Bear Butte State Park Sturgis South Dakota
Big Sioux Recreation Area Brandon South Dakota
Burke Lake Recreation Area Burke South Dakota
Buzzard's Roost Rapid City South Dakota
Centennial Trail Sturgis South Dakota
Centennial Trail Sturgis South Dakota
Chief White Crane Recreation Area Yankton South Dakota
Cottonwood Springs Lake Hot Springs South Dakota
Custer State Park Custer South Dakota
Farm Island Recreation Area Pierre South Dakota
Fisher Grove State Park Frankfort South Dakota
Fort Sisseton Historic State Park Lake City South Dakota
George S. Mickelson Trail Arlington South Dakota
Harney Peak South (Trail 9) Hill City South Dakota
Hartford Beach State Park Corona South Dakota
HLMP Rapid City South Dakota
Indian Creek Recreation Area Mobridge South Dakota
Jewel Cave National Monument Custer South Dakota
LaFramboise Island Nature Area Pierre South Dakota
Lake Alvin Recreation Area Harrisburg South Dakota
Lake Herman State Park Madison South Dakota
Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area Selby South Dakota
Lake Louise Recreation Area Miller South Dakota
Lake Oahe Pierre South Dakota
Lake Thompson Recreation Area Lake Preston South Dakota
Lake Vermillion State Recreation Area Canistota South Dakota
Leaders Park Sioux Falls South Dakota
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area Yankton South Dakota
Little Devils Trail (Trail #4) custer South Dakota
Little Elk Creek Canyon Piedmont South Dakota
Little Spearfish Trail Spearfish South Dakota
Lovers Leap Trail Custer South Dakota
Lovers Leap Trail Custer South Dakota
Mina Lake Recreation Area Mina South Dakota
Mount Rushmore National Monument Hill City South Dakota
Newton Hills State Park Canton South Dakota
North Point Recreation Area Lake Andes South Dakota
Oahe Downstream Recreation Area Ft. Pierre South Dakota
Oakwood Lakes State Park Bruce South Dakota
Palisades State Park Garretson South Dakota
Pease Creek Recreation Area Geddes South Dakota
Pelican Lake Recreation Area Watertown South Dakota
Pickerel Lake Recreation Area Grenville South Dakota
Pierson Ranch Recreation Area Yankton South Dakota
Presidential Keystone South Dakota
Revheim Bay Recreation Area Mobridge South Dakota
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