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Stockade Lake Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

This short, steep loop offers great views of Stockade Lake.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.0

KM

Point to Point

5,551' 1,692 m

High

5,212' 1,589 m

Low

382' 117 m

Up

275' 84 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Lake · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids can definitely handle this trail's short length and mostly moderate grades.

Description

The trail starts on Stockade Lake Drive, with the trailhead just across the street from the parking lot. It's a short, semi-steep incline to the top, where you then traverse your way down through the rest of the loop. From the top, enjoy beautiful views of Black Elk Peak and the highway/lake area. This is a great trail if you are in Custer and have an hour or so to spare.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pines grow in abundance here, along with prairie grass. Don't be surprised if you see many deer along this trail.

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Shared By:

Noah Sticha

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 4 votes

#1

in Custer

#9080

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  4.3 from 4 votes
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#1

in Custer

#33

in South Dakota

#9,080

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The Stockade Lake Trail offers great views of its namesake.
Jun 27, 2017 near Custer, SD
Enjoy great views of Cathedral Spires from the Stockade Lake Trail.
Jun 27, 2017 near Custer, SD

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Oct 3, 2020
Brandon Zapp
1.3mi — 12h 00m
Jun 29, 2019
Shane Hoss
Jun 22, 2019
Jason H
Oct 26, 2018
Candace Shelton
Great short intense hike 1.3mi
Jul 14, 2018
Candace Shelton