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Lookout Mountain Hiking Trail


Lookout Mountain Hiking Trail in Spearfish South Dakota  is a great opportunity to enjoy some quality hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking without leaving town. It is over 750 acres of land for pure outdoor enjoyment. Plus, an elevation change of over 800 feet offers a challenge and great views of the area. The trails wind through open prairie, stands of burr oak and ponderosa pine. Wildlife is abundant and that includes rattlesnakes, so be a little mindful when you are hiking in the area.

How to get to Lookout Mountain Park

The best place to enter the park is from the Nevada St entrance(see the map below). It is located on the west side of the park. It has a parking lot and then you traverse a tunnel that goes under Interstate 90. Improvements have been made recently. There are several well marked trails.

Cattle are allowed to graze in the park, so watch your step Winking smile.

Trails Include:

Ridge Trail – Tech Essence Loop – 3.5 miles

Blue Steak Loop – 2.3 miles

Les Fun – Duct Tape Loop – 1.2 miles

Hopa Maste – Round the Crown Loop – 1.8 miles

Blue Steak Hiking Trail – 1.2 miles

Minnesota Ridge Hiking Trail – 1 mile

Hiking Map of Lookout Mountain Park Spearfish South Dakota

Lookout Mountain Hiking Trail Map

There is a great map of the trail at the Nevada St parking area. I just took a picture with my phone before I started hiking and referred to it during my hike. It is a great area to get in a quick hike or spend a good portion of the day exploring.

There is no water along the trail, be sure to bring your own. Check the weather before you leave, weather can change quickly in Spearfish. Again, watch for snakes and other wildlife.

There is loads of hiking in the area. Spearfish Canyon is just a short drive from Lookout Mountain Park.

About the author: Josh loves to take pictures and sharing them on his South Dakota and the Black Hills blogs. When he is not busy being a Pharmacist he enjoys traveling with his family.

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