Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®️ | Black Hills & Badlands Events

Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®️

  • Fall Volksmarch at Crazy Horse Memorial®️
Event Date: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023 - 8:00am
Venue: 
Crazy Horse Memorial
Address: 
12151 Avenue of the Chiefs
Crazy Horse, SD 57730
Phone: 

This autumn hike is the public’s second chance of the year to walk up the world’s largest mountain carving in progress.

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®️.

Cost:

Admission for hikers will be discounted. The American Volkssport Association's hike fee is $3 (cash or check, no credit cards accepted)  for each participant regardless of age. Regular admission applies to non-hikers.

Rules:

NO PETS allowed on the trail. Due to the rocky terrain no strollers or wheelchairs are permitted. Social distancing is encouraged.

Parking:

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.

Registration:

No advance registration. Hikers must check in at starting point, which is at the Memorial’s upper parking area. Registration will begin at 7:00 am. Hikers must register before 1 p.m. and be off the trail by 4 p.m. No late starts.

Notes & Considerations:

The trail rises 500 feet and can be rugged with some steep inclines. The final elevation is 6,532 feet. There are 4 checkpoints along the route with portable restrooms. Sturdy footwear is recommended. Plan on 2-4 hours round-trip. The Hike can be canceled due to poor weather conditions.

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