Take An Easy Loop Trail Past Some Of The Prettiest Scenery In South Dakota On Sunday Gulch Trail

South Dakota might just be the most underrated state in the country. Yes, we’re home to Mount Rushmore, in all its star-spangled splendor, but there really is so much more to discover in our beautiful state! Custer State Park, where the famous national park is located, is 71,000 acres of rugged beauty in South Dakota’s wondrous Black Hills. While the presidential busts tend to take the spotlight, this beautiful national park is home to many other scenic areas and granite peaks. In fact, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to start when visiting Custer State Park! We have a suggestion: the Sunday Gulch Trail. This easy loop trail is just under four miles long, and offers some of the prettiest scenery in South Dakota. Let’s take a hike!

A few things of note: Custer State Park charges an admission fee of $20/vehicle that is valid for one week. Annual passes can be purchased for $36 for the first vehicle and $18 for a second vehicle. More information can be found at the national park’s website.

Tell us: have you hiked the Sunday Gulch Trail before? If so, what did you think? What are some of your other favorite places to hike in Custer State Park? Please share them in the comments below!

Custer, South Dakota, is really a place you’ll want to stop and stay awhile, and you can learn more about this winsome town in this feature!

Address: Sunday Gulch Trailhead, Custer, SD 57730, USA