The 1.6-Billion-Year-Old Split Rock Creek Trail In South Dakota Just Gets Better With Age

While we know that South Dakota history goes back some thousands of years with its original Native American residents, you may be surprised to learn that the Mount Rushmore State is much, much older than that. While prehistoric tribes may have been the first humans to occupy the area, before that were animals, dinosaurs (Sue the T-Rex, anyone), and jaw-dropping land and rock formations, some dating back billions of years. If you want to step back in time and check out something that is the very definition of historical, you will love hiking the Split Rock Creek Trail:

For even more unforgettable South Dakota trails, check out There’s A Hike In South Dakota That Leads You Straight To An Abandoned Village.

Address: Palisades State Park, 25495 485th Ave, Garretson, SD 57030, USA

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