Rapid City homes for sale are situated in the midst of a hiker's paradise. Easy access to the Black Hills National Forest means plenty of opportunities to explore and be immersed in nature.
Not far from Rapid City, you'll find clear skies, fresh air, and some excellent hiking trails. Some are very new, while others have been used for decades. There are local trails to suit any skill level. All of them are just waiting for you to explore this summer!
Our REALTORS® have been known to hit the trail around these locations:
- Flume Trailheads – 1019 North 5th Street, Custer, SD 57730
Flume Trailheads is Trail #50 in the Black Hills National Forest. It was chosen for preservation thanks to its historic significance to South Dakota's 1880s mining boom. As you journey, you'll follow the former path of the Rockerville Flume, which helped miners process $20 million in gold. Many artifacts, tunnels, and sites of interest remain for you to enjoy today. All that history is right within reach of Custer homes for sale.
- Buzzards Roost Trailhead – SD-44, Rapid City, SD 57702
Found about five miles west of Rapid City, Buzzards Roost is a regional high point with trails that range from beginner to advanced. Bikers, hikers, and trail runners all have access to truly breathtaking 360-degree views from Buzzards Roost Summit. All in all, you'll find twelve miles of stacked loop trails to explore. The system is well-kept, only opening in 2011.
- Crow Peak Trailhead – Higgins Gulch Road, Spearfish, SD 57783
Crow Peak Trailhead is marked Trail #64 in Black Hills National Forest. Visitors will journey a 3.2-mile trail up to Crow Peak Summit or take the half-mile spur trail down to Beaver Ridge. The hilly limestone makeup of the area provides distinctive scenery. You'll spot plenty of examples of the rugged rock formations that make the Black Hills famous.
- Badger Clark Historic Trail – 25151 Badger Clark Road, Custer, SD 57730
A headlining trail within Custer State Park, Badger Clark Historic Trail sits behind the historic home of Charles Badger Clark, the state's first poet laureate. This one-mile loop takes about an hour to complete and is moderately difficult. It weaves through a pine and hardwood forest and carves a path beside picturesque, rocky hills. It is part of the state's Centennial Trail system inaugurated in 1989.
- Creekside Trail – 13378, US-16A, Custer, SD 57730
Creekside Trail follows Grace Coolidge Creek and has several access points and parking areas, including the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center. Your trek will take you through a variety of scenery and past park facilities: The State Game Lodge and Coolidge General Store are both on the path. This 3-mile trail takes about an hour and is an easy warm-up for further adventures.
Life in South Dakota means you are never far from a scenic hiking trail to explore. Contact us today to find out more about great homes in and around Rapid City.