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  1. The Storm Mountain Trail, about 13 miles southwest of Rapid City, is an 11.6-mile challenging adventure that is popular with both hikers and mountain bikers.

    Difficulty
    4 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    0.9 miles
    Duration
    It should take about 4-6 hours to hike this trail.
  2. Sica Hollow is a scenic, wooded state park in the northeast corner of South Dakota, with 15 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. It's well-known for having a rugged beauty and a eerie history.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    314.6 miles
    Duration
    Varies from 30 minutes to 5+ hours, depending on how long you want to be out there.
  3. Jewel Cave, in western South Dakota, is the third longest cave in the world. There are several tours of the national monument available, making it great for the whole family to explore.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    42.4 miles
    Duration
    The easier tours take about 80-90 minutes, but the more difficult tours will take 3-4 hours. There is also a talk that is about 20 minutes.
  4. Sica Hollow is a scenic, wooded state park in the northeast corner of South Dakota, with 15 miles of trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. It's well-known for having a rugged beauty and a eerie history.

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    314.6 miles
    Duration
    Varies from 30 minutes to 5+ hours, depending on how long you want to be out there.
  5. A quiet, overlooked trailhead that offers amazing views of the Black Hills. Come prepared for this 3 mile moderate to strenuous hike!

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.8 miles
    Duration
  6. A quiet, overlooked trailhead that offers amazing views of the Black Hills. Come prepared for this 3 mile moderate to strenuous hike!

    Difficulty
    3 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    26.8 miles
    Duration
  7. The 111-mile Centennial Trail starts at Bear Butte State Park, continues through the Black Hills National Forest, and ends in Wind Cave National Park. The distance makes it great practice for a longer through-hike like the Appalachian Trail or the Pacif...

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    42.4 miles
    Duration
    Seven to ten days is about average, but you could probably go faster (or slower) if you wanted to.
  8. The 111-mile Centennial Trail starts at Bear Butte State Park, continues through the Black Hills National Forest, and ends in Wind Cave National Park. The distance makes it great practice for a longer through-hike like the Appalachian Trail or the Pacif...

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    42.4 miles
    Duration
    Seven to ten days is about average, but you could probably go faster (or slower) if you wanted to.
  9. Newton Hills State Park in Eastern South Dakota offers hiking and multi-use trails through one of South Dakota's only hardwood forests.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    338.1 miles
    Duration
  10. A rushing creek and the beautiful Spearfish Canyon surrounding you, it doesn’t get much better than the Iron Creek Trailhead.

    Difficulty
    2 of 5 diamonds
    From Downtown
    42.4 miles
    Duration
    It will not take you a long time to hike the trail, but it will take you time to admire all the beauty the trail offers.
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