Sylvan Lake Shore Trail | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

Trail Difficulty: 
Trail Length: 
1 mile (Loop)

The Sylvan Lake Shore Trail offers passing motorists an opportunity to stretch their legs on a leisurely walk the whole family will enjoy.

This trail makes a complete loop around Sylvan Lake, and is among the easiest trails in Custer State Park. Enormous granite formations line portions of the lake making it one of the most picturesque in the Black Hills.

While most of this trail is relatively flat, a portion contains steps and crosses exposed rocky areas. Sections of the trail are not be suitable for strollers.


At Sylvan Lake, the trail may be started at various points along the lakeshore.