Have you ever heard of the Hippie Hole? While it sounds like a potentially groovy psychedelic shop or something, it’s actually a stunningly beautiful “secret” swimming hole located somewhere near Keystone. It’s gorgeous, and for those willing to hike to find it, it makes for quite the reward on a warm day. But what about on a cooler day? We’re in luck: winter in South Dakota brings with it plenty to do and see, but Hippie Hole turns into a whole other kind of wonderland. Come see for yourself!

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At the creek, head south for about 15 minutes, and soon you’ll be at the head of the waterfall! Woo hoo! Honestly, winter, summer, spring, or fall, the Hippie Hole is one of the coolest (see what I did there) ways to explore South Dakota even when it’s a lil’ chilly out. Winter in South Dakota is somehow made more tolerable by amazing places like this one.

To learn more about Hippie Hole and to get a handy-dandy map to help you guide your way, check out the official listing on AllTrails. Want to amp up your hiking game? Check out AllTrails Plus – I have no idea how I ever hiked without it.

Do you have a favorite winter escape? What are your favorite things to do during winter in South Dakota? Let me know!

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