Welcome to the Mount Rushmore State: a beautiful place full of natural wonders, incredible views, intriguing history, and so much more. Like anywhere else, there are places in this state that get a lot of attention – take the Devil’s Bathtub in South Dakota, which you’ll find hidden away in Spearfish Canyon in a stunning setting that everyone’s heard of by now. It’s one of the best swimming holes in the state, but the hike to reach it is just as worthy of your attention and love. It’s a moderately challenging route, but the reward is worth it. The reward isn’t necessarily the Bathtub, either – the entire path to the swimming hole is one of the best hikes in South Dakota.

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Not sure what to bring for your hike? Check out our awesome hiking trip packing list, which ought to give you all the inspiration and ideas you need. For more information about this stunning trail, check out its listing on AllTrails.

What are your favorite hikes in South Dakota? Let me know.

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