5 Picturesque Trails In South Dakota That Are Perfect For Winter Hiking

The weather outside may be its regular winter cold, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay cooped up inside until the spring thaw! If you are looking for things to do in South Dakota in the winter, we have just the thing. Lace-up your boots and fill that water bottle to the brim, here are five of the best winter hikes in South Dakota, each of which offers an unforgettable cold-weather adventure.

Do you agree that these are some of the best winter hikes in South Dakota? Which winter trails would you add to the list? Be sure to let us know in the comments — we’d love to hear from you! Discover even more of the best by taking a look at our list of the best hikes in the Black Hills.

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Winter fun in South Dakota

December 12, 2021

What are some other great winter attractions in South Dakota?

Some of our favorite winter attractions in South Dakota include:

 

What’s the snowiest town in South Dakota?

On average, the snowiest town in South Dakota is Lead. This picturesque town receives an average of 195.9 inches of snow every year, according to The Weather Channel. As you can imagine, the residents are quite used to winter weather, and they embrace it. Snowshoeing is a popular winter-time activity in this region of South Dakota, and it’s no mystery why. The beautiful trails blanketed in several feet of snow make for the most beautiful winter adventures. If you’re looking for a picturesque winter getaway, you can’t do much better than Spearfish Canyon Lodge in Lead.

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