We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Hills National Forest

Custer, SD 57730
800-732-5682
Improve this listing
97%
Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Custer
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Forests, National Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: This empty expanse where Native Americans once roamed is now a national forest.
Write a Review

238 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    202
    31
    5
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fremont, California
Top Contributor
1,700 reviews 1,700 reviews
1,065 attraction reviews
995 helpful votes 995 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We drove through and saw much of the Black Hills National Forest. The lower elevations include grasslands. In this area, we enjoyed seeing numerous prarie dogs. In other areas there are forests that include aspen, oak, and birch. There are granite peaks, canyons, lakes, and trout streams. Some of the main items we enjoyed seeing included; 1) Harney Peak -... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
N. Canton, Ohhio USA
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I only had read about the Black Hills National Forest, but now I can say with pride that I have witnessed it's magestic beauty. The history it holds in it's hands will not disappoint anyone who choses to see it for their own eyes.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Kansas
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We came to the Black Hills for nature and that's what we got. I was sad to see so much destruction of the ponderosa pines by the pine beetles, yet there were plenty of trees remaining, along with mountains, grasslands, rivers and streams, and wildlife.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nashville,Tennessee
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Loved driving through the Black Hills. Amazing landscape. It's a must do. You will notice an abundance of hay bails, cows, and beautiful evergreens.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Groveland,CA
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Beautiful the drive is really nice ...I must see and do...Fall is a pretty time to go. Bring your camera and watch for wildlife.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairfax, Virginia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were there during a recent bad weather week so the drive through was not as impressive due to light rain and foggy areas. But the most disappointing and annoying part of the drive through the entire park was the lack of restrooms! We entered through the back of the park and found no restrooms throughout the entire long drive... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Phoenix, Arizona
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We drove all the routes through BH National Forest and never tired of the diverse scenery. From Pondarosa pines to grass lands. Winding switch-back roads climibing into the mountains aforded amazing views. Definetly recommend exploring this wonderful area.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very large tract of land, one of the benefits is to provide a long trail (Harney north) up to Harney peak. Harney is the highest spot in SD and the highest spot between SD and the Pyrenees of Spain!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Collins, Colorado
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
29 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Beautiful, picturesque drive and many things to do along the way! I have visited this area many times and never get tired of it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ridgeway, WI
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Been here a few times before, and it is always gorgeous! Visiting in the fall makes it even more special with the beautiful fall colors.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Black Hills National Forest also viewed

 

Been to Black Hills National Forest? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing