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Wind Cave Canyon Trail

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Length

1.9 Miles 3.0 Kilometers


Doubletrack

Elevation

5' 1 m

Ascent

-203' -62 m

Descent

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (4°)

4,015' 1,224 m

High

3,815' 1,163 m

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A very easy and picturesque trail!

Jessie Evans

Overview

Features: Birding — Wildlife
Family Friendly: Non-strenuous trail and there are lots of fun animals to see.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail is easily accessed from 385, where a small dirt parking lot exists just east of the road. The Highland Creek Trail and the East Bison Flats Trail both intersect this trail, as well if you feel like hiking more than 1.5 miles.

Though this trail is more of a dirt fire road, some of the trail markers in the area are confusing. The trailhead talks about the East Bison Flats Trail, which branches to the southwest about .4 miles in, however, the sign and various markers along the way denote that the Wind Cave Canyon Trail continues this direction as well.. It's easy to wander around for a while on unmarked hills before going back down. The trail is just the road, disregard the other markers.

The trail ends at the border of the park.

Flora & Fauna

Sandstone cliffs are marked with many swallow nests. Overall, this is a great birdwatching area (owls, hawks, turkeys), and lots of bison inhabit the area as well.

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May 15, 2017
Bret Unger
May 18, 2016
Chris McCloud
Date estimated; Done while working at Wind Cave NP in southern Hills
Apr 9, 2016
Jessie Evans

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in South Dakota

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