Backpacking/Camping in South Dakota, SD

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  1. The Northern Hills of the Black Hills National Forest is located in Spearfish, South Dakota. From here, you can access the more than 600 miles of ATV trails within the forest.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    42.4 miles
    Duration
    You can spend anywhere from a couple hours to several days exploring the trails in Black Hills National Forest.
  2. Black Elk Wilderness in South Dakota is minutes from tourist hotspots like Mount Rushmore, but offers a secluded backcountry experience. With granite spires, streams and waterfalls, and stunning views, Black Elk Wilderness is the ultimate weekend warrio...

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    20.7 miles
    Duration
    There are many different routes that you can take, but allow for an afternoon, an overnight, and a few hours in the morning to get in a summit, make camp, sleep, and then hike back the next day.
  3. Wildlife and otherworldly scenery make Badlands National Park the perfect weekend backpacking destination.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.8 miles
    Duration
  4. Wildlife and otherworldly scenery make Badlands National Park the perfect weekend backpacking destination.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    46.8 miles
    Duration
  5. The French Creek Natural Area in Custer State Park is not for the faint of heart, but this pristine getaway is perfect for anyone looking to truly get in touch with nature.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.8 miles
    Duration
    If you are hiking point-to-point, it will take you most of a day. If you go out-and-back, plan to spend the night.
  6. The French Creek Natural Area in Custer State Park is not for the faint of heart, but this pristine getaway is perfect for anyone looking to truly get in touch with nature.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.8 miles
    Duration
    If you are hiking point-to-point, it will take you most of a day. If you go out-and-back, plan to spend the night.
  7. The Missouri River runs right through Pierre, South Dakota, on its way down to Nebraska. There are miles of trails to explore along the Missouri, and a few great camping options along its banks.

    Difficulty
    1 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    143.7 miles
    Duration
    You'll want to spend at least a night or two.
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