Hiking The Norbeck - Grizzly Creek Loop

The 5th most popular hiking trail in South Dakota.

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Near Rapid City in the Black Hills National Forest, the Norbeck - Grizzly Creek Loop is a 15 mile hiking loop through the 10,000 acre Black Elk Wilderness.

Overall, Norbeck - Grizzly Creek Loop is the 5th most popular hiking trail of all 10 hikes in South Dakota. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Norbeck - Grizzly Creek Loop including Centennial Trail, Sundance Trail System, Mickelson Trail, Deerfield Trail, Little Spearfish / Rimrock Trails and Old Baldy TrailEagle Cliff Trails.


Local Contact(s):  Black Hills National Forest (605) 673-2251; SD Tourism (800) 732-5682.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking The Black Hills" from Bert Gildart

Best Season:  May - Sep

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Bismark Lake CG

Luxury Loding:  Sylvan Lake Cabins (605) 255-4515; Cottonwood Lodge (605) 642-2234

Breakfast Restaurant:  Sylvan Lake Lodge

Reference Source:  click here https://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  4/6/2018

ID:  12199


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