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Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

 4.9 (7)

Length


1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers


33' 10 m

Ascent

-30' -9 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

6,165' 1,879 m

High

6,144' 1,873 m

Low

Shared By Nate Jones

Conditions


Minor Issues 75 days ago
Muddy, Snowy, Icy, Fallen Trees - Patches of snow and ice. A few fallen trees. History

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A simple trail with spectacular views around Sylvan Lake.

Nate Jones

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Features Birding · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An easy trail with little elevation. Nice picnic area and small boat rentals.

Description

This trail is a beautiful hike around the shore of Sylvan Lake. Sylvan Lake is considered the "crown jewel" of Custer State Park. Although only a mile long, this trail is a must do hike. All around the lake there are breathtaking views.

For visitors interested in climbing, Sylvan Lake has some great rock formations for bouldering. Once you are finished with your hike, you can cool down with a swim in the beautiful water or rent a small boat and paddle around the lake. When you get hungry, don't forget to eat your meal in the picnic area.

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Jun 21, 2018
Trent England
Aug 22, 2017
Rob McEwan
Nice easy loop with great rock formations and vistas over small Sylvan lake.
Aug 18, 2017
Nick Wilder
Jul 17, 2017
Charlie Olson
Jun 25, 2017
J T
Jun 22, 2017
Leah Pratt
Trail is well maintained and short, though there's a lot of detours you can choose to make climbing the rocks and cliff jumping! So beautiful 1.1mi
May 27, 2017
Zach Toland
Nice, easy loop around the lake 1mi
Oct 30, 2016
Jordan Schelling

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  4.9 from 7 votes

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