Hikes in the Black Hills
The Black Hills are a small but significant mountain range in the southwest corner of South Dakota. The range has beautiful pine forests and granite formations. Compared to the prairies to the east, the Black Hills are much more rugged and feel like “The West.” Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, Custer State Park, and Crazy Horse Memorial are all popular destinations in the Black Hills.
Hiking in the Black Hills
|Crazy Horse Volskmarch|
This roughly 5-mile hike (designed as a 10-kilometer feat) ventures up onto the Crazy Horse Memorial for up-close views of the massive carving and is only open to the public a few days a year.
|Rankin Ridge Nature Trail in Wind Cave Park|
This one-mile loop hits the highest point in the park at a lookout tower with views over the east side of the Black Hills.
Camping in the Black Hills
|Bismarck Lake Campground|
This 23-site lakefront campground is conveniently located in Black Hills National Forest near the city of Custer and the area’s outdoor attractions.