Take An Easy Out-And-Back Trail To Enter Another World At Cathedral Spires In South Dakota
Are you getting cabin fever and craving a little time in the great outdoors? Whether you are a beginner or expert hiker, there is a perfect trail for you in the Mount Rushmore State, which features everything from short and sweet trails to grueling climbs. If you are just starting out or have kids in tow, however, we highly recommend checking out this easy, out-and-back South Dakota trail:
Located in Custer State Park is the must-try Cathedral Spires Trail, which is arguably one of the most iconic in South Dakota.
Spanning 1.6 miles, Cathedral Spires is reported to be lightly trafficked and perfect for most skill levels, including children!
The Cathedral Spires Trail begins at either the Sylvan Lake Trailhead or Little Devils Tower Trailhead and boasts wildlife and pristine forest scenery that is the epitome of the Black Hills.
During your trek, you will find more than just mature trees and boulders, but a bird's eye view of the needles that you will not find anywhere else.
If you think this picture is beautiful, wait until you see the area with your own eyes!
Access to the Cathedral Spires Trail can be found off the Needles Highway — 2.5 miles east of Sylvan Lake — in Custer State Park and costs $20 per vehicle for a 7-day pass.
For more information on the area and current conditions, please visit the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks'
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nomination form! To discover even more short and sweet trails around the Mount Rushmore State, check out these 11 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In South Dakota.
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Cathedral Spires, East Custer, SD 57730, USA