Hiking The Eagle Cliff Trails

The 8th most popular hiking trail in South Dakota.

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Southwest of Spearfish in the Black Hills National Forest, the Eagle Cliff Trails is a hiking network of 21 trails totaling over 27 miles.

To reach the hiking trailhead from Spearfish, take Hwy 14A south through Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway to Hwy 85 at Cheyenne Crossing. Take Hwy 85 southwest for 3.7, 7.3, 8.1 and 9.1 miles to the trailheads.

The Eagle Cliff Trails were developed by local skiing enthusiasts in the mid 1980's. This trail system became popular among other recreationists because of the opportunity to create your own adventure.

With twenty-one intertwining loop and dead-end trails, the system offers fun and challenge at every turn. Trails range from short, rugged and remote to longer, looping trails with a range of difficulty. The opportunity to combine trails and create a unique experience is only one of the highlights of this system.

Overall, Eagle Cliff Trails is the 8th most popular hiking trail of all 10 hikes in South Dakota. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Eagle Cliff Trails including Centennial Trail, Sundance Trail System, Norbeck - Grizzly Creek Loop, Mickelson Trail, Deerfield Trail and Little Spearfish / Rimrock TrailsOld Baldy Trail.

Eagle Cliff Trails Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Black Hills National Forest (605) 642-4622; SD Tourism (800) 732-5682.

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

Best Season:  May - Sep

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

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

GPS:  44.23038, -103.93637

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  4/2/2018

ID:  14913

Eagle Cliff Trails Hiking Map


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