The Beautiful Gavin’s Point Nature Trail Is An Easy 1-Mile Hike In South Dakota That’s Great For Beginners And Kids

Getting out and hitting the trails in the Mount Rushmore State is one of our favorite pastimes, but sometimes you need a trail that is perfect for kids and adults alike. This short and sweet nature trail on the edge of the Lewis and Clark Recreation Area is only 1-mile long and features many cool nature views that will be fascinating to kids. This beautiful hike sits upon the Missouri River in Yankton, and at the end you’ll find a lookout in an area that is known as Gavin’s Point. Overall, this is the perfect hike for people of all ages and still allows you to see all of the beauty that South Dakota nature holds.

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Have you ever taken the kids on this beautiful nature hike near Lewis and Clark Lake? What did you think? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to then go share your snapshots from your adventures in our South Dakota Nature Lovers Facebook group, or tag us on Instagram at #onlyinsouthdakota for a chance to see your photos featured.

Address: Gavins Point, West Yankton, SD 57078, USA