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:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

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

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