Hiking The Big Hill Trails
The 10th most popular hiking trail in South Dakota.
Sunday 1 April 2018 04:08 GMT
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).
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. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Big Hill Trails including Centennial Trail, Sundance Trail System, Norbeck - Grizzly Creek Loop, Mickelson Trail, Deerfield Trail and Little Spearfish / Rimrock TrailsOld Baldy Trail.