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Gems in Custer - 6

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gem Favorite Boxwork can be seen on the cave ceiling.

Wind Cave Guided Tours

(13) Hot Spr…, SD
gem Favorite The walk to Mount Rushmore.

Mount Rushmore

(11) Custer, SD
gem Favorite Some nice climbing on the rocks around Sylvan Lake.

Sylvan Lake

(10) Custer, SD
gem Favorite The Cathedral Spires seen from the summit of Little Devils Tower

Little Devils Tower

(5) Custer, SD
gem Favorite Spire 2 and the Khayyam Spire towering above the trail

The Cathedral Spires

(7) Custer, SD
gem Favorite A bison nibbles at roadside greenery near the prairie dog town.

Blacktail Prairie Dog Town

(6) Hot Spr…, SD

Recommended Routes in Custer - 6

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Favorite A large storm blows into the park over Harney Peak.
Intermediate/Difficult

Black Elk Peak Loop

7.9 mi 12.7 km 1,357' Up 413.68 m Up 1,357' Down 413.67 m Down

Custer, SD
Favorite Looking Northeast across the canyon from the Hell Canyon Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hell Canyon Trail

5.4 mi 8.7 km 606' Up 184.71 m Up 629' Down 191.69 m Down

Custer, SD
Favorite It gets a little rocky and steep.
Intermediate/Difficult

Sanctuary/ Centennial/ Highland Creek Loop

11.2 mi 18.0 km 839' Up 255.58 m Up 839' Down 255.78 m Down

Hot Spr…, SD
Favorite Mount Rushmore from The Centennial Trail.
Difficult

Horsethief Lake Loop

11.1 mi 17.9 km 1,672' Up 509.77 m Up 1,672' Down 509.72 m Down

Custer, SD
Favorite Pronghorn at Wind Cave NP.
Intermediate

Lookout Point Loop

4.9 mi 7.8 km 429' Up 130.91 m Up 428' Down 130.56 m Down

Hot Spr…, SD
Favorite Wind Cave National Park
Intermediate

Boland Ridge Trail

5.3 mi 8.6 km 632' Up 192.52 m Up 632' Down 192.61 m Down

Hot Spr…, SD

Custer Hiking

  • 295 Miles 474 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 29 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 3 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Custer - 38

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3.0 mi 4.9 km #1Sunday Gulch Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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3.3 mi 5.4 km #2Harney Peak #9 (South)
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Cathedral Spires Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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1.0 mi 1.6 km #4Sylvan Lake Shore Trail
Easy/Intermediate
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Easy/Intermediate
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3.0 mi 4.9 km #5Lover's Leap Trail
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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6.1 mi 9.8 km #6Norbeck #3
Intermediate
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Intermediate
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1.6 mi 2.6 km #7Willow Creek Rushmore Trail #5
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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4.4 mi 7.1 km #8Harney Peak #9 (North)
Difficult
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Difficult
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0.4 mi 0.6 km #9Little Devils Tower Trail
Difficult
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Difficult
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2.4 mi 3.8 km #10Little Devils Tower Trail #4
Intermediate/Difficult
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Intermediate/Difficult
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Photos of Custer - 106

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Bisons in Black Hills National Forest
Sep 27, 2017 near Hot Spr…, SD
Wind Cave National Park
Apr 3, 2020 near Buffalo…, SD
View from Black Elk Peak
Dec 28, 2020 near Custer, SD
A large storm blows into the park over Harney Peak.
Mar 19, 2017 near Custer, SD
Gorgeous views into the Black Elk Nature Area peek through the trees along the Harney Peak Loop.
Feb 20, 2017 near Custer, SD
Curious locals
Aug 5, 2019 near Custer, SD
The Cathedral Spires seen from the summit of Little Devils Tower
Dec 26, 2018 near Custer, SD
Looking east from Rankin Ridge Trail
Dec 3, 2018 near Pringle, SD