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Hiking in South Dakota

HikingSouth Dakota's hiking trails offer something for everyone with many different skill levels.

Explore wooded trails, climb rugged peaks or journey along through native prairie grasses as you explore one of South Dakota’s hiking trails.

Hiking By Region

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SOUTHEAST REGION
PARK, RECREATION/NATURE AREA # OF TRAILS MILES OF TRAILS
Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve
(near McCook Lake)
1 10
Beaver Creek Nature Area
(near Brandon)
2 1.6
Big Sioux Recreation Area
(near Brandon)
4 7.2
Lake Herman State Park
(near Madison)
1 1.25
Lake Vermillion Recreation Area
(near Montrose)
1 1.25
Lewis and Clark Recreation Area
(near Yankton)
3 11.5
Newton Hills State Park
(near Canton)
2 6.75
Palisades State Park
(near Corson)
4 2.7
Spirit Mound Historic Prairie
(near Vermillion)
1 .75
The Outdoor Campus
(Sioux Falls)
3 2

 

GLACIAL LAKES AND PRAIRIES REGION (Northeastern SD)
PARK, RECREATION/NATURE AREA # OF TRAILS MILES OF TRAILS
Fisher Grove State Park
(near Redfield)
1 1
Fort Sisseton Historic State Park
(near Lake City)
1 .3
Hartford Beach State Park
(near Milbank)
5 1.75
Lake Louise Recreation Area
(near Miller)
1 3.2
Lake Poinsett Recreation Area
(near Arlington)
1 1
Lake Thompson Recreation Area
(near Lake Preston)
1 1.25
Mina Lake Recreation Area
(near Aberdeen)
1 .75
Oakwood Lakes State Park
(near Volga)
3 3.6
Pelican Lake Recreation Area
(near Watertown)
3 8.4
Pickerel Lake Recreation Area
(near Waubay)
2 1.75
Richmond Lake Recreation Area
(near Aberdeen)
5 12.6
Roy Lake State Park
(near Lake City)
1 .4
Sica Hollow State Park
(near Sisseton)
2 16

 

GREAT LAKES REGION (Central SD)
PARK, RECREATION/NATURE AREA # OF TRAILS MILES OF TRAILS
Burke Lake Recreation Area
(near Burke)
1 .75
Farm Island Recreation Area
(near Pierre)
2 6
LaFramboise Island Nature Area
(near Pierre)
1 7
Lake Hiddenwood Recreation Area
(near Selby)
4 1.5
Oahe Downstream Recreation Area
(near Pierre)
1 1.5
Platte Creek Recreation Area
(near Platte)
1 .5
Snake Creek Recreation Area
(near Platte)
2 1.25

 

BLACK HILLS, BADLANDS AND LAKES REGION (Western SD)
PARK, RECREATION/NATURE AREA # OF TRAILS MILES OF TRAILS
Bear Butte State Park
(near Sturgis)
2 4.2
Custer State Park
(near Custer)
16 61.4
George S. Mickelson Trail 1 114