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A short trail along the ridge behind the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center in Custer SP.


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Point to Point

4,361' 1,329 m

High

4,253' 1,296 m

Low

97' 29 m

Up

107' 33 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Family Friendly A moderate climb and relatively short trail.

Description

The trail begins at the west end of the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center parking lot (the end closer to US-16A) and ends at the opposite end, behind the building. The ends are moderate, ascending and descending the ridgeline. The segment between runs along the ridgeline and offers good views of the valley of Grace Coolidge Creek and across to Lover's Leap on the opposite ridge. The trail is marked by stone cairns (piles of rocks).

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Chris McCloud

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#78

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Climbing the east ascent on the Cairn Trail in Custer SP.  The cairns (rock piles) in the foreground are the trail namesake.
Sep 23, 2016 near Custer, SD
View down the west descent on the Cairn Trail in Custer SP, looking across the valley of Grace Coolidge Creek.
Sep 23, 2016 near Custer, SD

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Jul 28, 2016
Chris McCloud
Hike time 10:38, stop time 4:30. Last Trail in Custer SP Challenge 2016!
Jul 27, 2016
Chris McCloud
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