36th Annual Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial® | Black Hills & Badlands Events

36th Annual Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®

  • 36th Annual Spring Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®
Event Date: 
Saturday, June 5, 2021 (All day) to Sunday, June 6, 2021 (All day)
Crazy Horse Memorial
Crazy Horse, SD 57730


The bi-annual Crazy Horse Volksmarch (an organized hike) is a 10K or 6.2-mile woodlands ramble to the world’s largest mountain carving in progress in the southern Black Hills of South Dakota.

The Crazy Horse Volksmarch is the most popular organized hike in the United States (15,000 walkers in a record year). This family event is sponsored by the Black Hills Chapter of the American Volksmarch Association (AVA) and hosted by Crazy Horse Memorial.

Admission is waived to volksmarchers. A donation of three cans of food per person to the KOTA Care & Share Food Drive is appreciated. The AVA’s hike fee is $3 for each participant regardless of age.  

FREE. Due to the popularity of the event, parking can be some distance from the starting point and not on paved or gravel surfaces. Shuttle buses operate between these outlying parking lots and the start-finish area.

No advance registration. Hikers must check in at starting point, which is at the Memorial’s upper parking area. Hikers must register before 1 p.m. and be off the trail by 4 p.m.

Starting times:
Anytime between 8 am and 1 pm.

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