Canyons Trail | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Canyons Trail

Trail Difficulty: 
Easy, Moderate
Trail Length: 
~ 3.5 miles (5.6 km)

Explore the surface resources and geologic features of the Monument by hiking in the backcountry.

The trail begins at the covered patio outside the visitor center lobby and winds its way down into Lithograph Canyon.

Turning right at a fence, hikers enter Hell Canyon and stroll along a combination of unpaved roads and open meadows to a sign that leads to the historic entrance. From there, it is around one mile back to the visitor center.

Hiking Time: ~ 2-4 hours

Terrain: ~ Moderate to steep inclines. Not accessible for wheelchairs or strollers.

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