BHNF Trail #40L: Deerfield Lake Loop Trail | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

BHNF Trail #40L: Deerfield Lake Loop Trail

Trail Difficulty: 
Moderate

Trail Length: 
11 miles

Trail Elevation Range: 
5,800 to 6,200 feet

Directions

  • Between Deerfield and Pactola Lakes Gold Run Trailhead From Hill City take Highway 17 (FH 17) for 14.6 miles to FSR 465. Travel north on FSR 465 for 0.2 miles to the trailhead.
  • North Shore Trailhead From Hill City take Forest Highway 17 for 18.8 miles circling around the inlet of Deerfield Lake to FSR 461. Travel south on FSR 461 for 1.4 miles to the trailhead.
  • From Rochford take FSR 231 for 0.6 miles west to FH 17. Turn to the south and follow FH 17 for 10.4 to FSR 461. Travel south on FSR 461 for 1.4 miles to the trailhead.
  • Custer Trails Trailhead From Hill City take Forest Highway 17 for 20.2 miles circling around the inlet of Deerfield Lake to FSR 417. Travel south on FSR 417 for 1.5 miles to the trailhead.
  • From Rochford take FSR 231 for 0.6 miles west to FH 17. Turn to the south and follow FH 17 for 9 miles to FSR 417. Travel south on FSR 417 for 1.5 miles to the trailhead.

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