Hiking The Big Hill Trails

The 10th most popular hiking trail in South Dakota.

South of Spearfish in the Black Hills National Forest, the Big Hill Trails is a network of five hiking trails totaling 10+ miles.

The hiking trailhead is approximately 7 miles south of Spearfish on 134 (Tinton Road).

TRAIL DESCRIPTIONS:

Maintained trails on the forest are marked with blazes and brown fiberglass posts. Blazes are in the form of | either cut in the bark of pine trees or painted on redwood signs. Brown fiberglass posts are used where there are no trees.

Loops A, A.1 and B primarily meander through mixed stands of quaking aspen, paper birch and ponderosa pine.

Loops C, D and trail C.1 cross extensive stands of ponderosa pine with small patches of quaking aspen and paper birch.

Loop A 2.1 mi. Easy

Loop A.1 0.5 mi. Easy

Loop B 2.4 mi. More Difficult

Loop C 5.5 mi. More Difficult

Loop C.1** 1.5 mi. Easy

Loop D 4.5 mi. More Difficult

Overall, Big Hill Trails is the 10th most popular hiking trail of all 10 hikes in South Dakota.

Big Hill Trails Hiking Map

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MORE INFORMATION

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

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

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/bhnf/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/30/2016

ID:  14924

Big Hill Trails Hiking Map

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