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Amazing views

This was a great hike and the views were incredible. It's not an easy hike but definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BBB341962
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Jacksonville Beach, United States
Very Pretty

Although all uphill, you are rewarded with beautiful views of the Spires. And of course, it's all... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2018
Jellybaby67
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great hike and the views were incredible. It's not an easy hike but definitely worth the hike.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

Although all uphill, you are rewarded with beautiful views of the Spires. And of course, it's all downhill going back! Definitely worth doing as it's a very pretty trail. We didn't go all the way to the Spires, stopping at a junction where other trails...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

On the way in from Custer State Park drive The Needles Highway up to Sylvan Lake and stop to hike the Cathedral Spires Trail. Take sufficient water on a warm day and enjoy the beautiful views around every corner. Afterwards proceed to Sylvan Lake for...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Really enjoyed hiking through these trails . Nature shares some awesome views . Enjoy life , hike more trails .

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very easy to get here. They do have parking right in front of this trail. Take few minutes , stop, park and walk to the "cathedral" Tom take amazing pictures. If you don this have time to go to the trail, it's ok, the view...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

This is a great little health break if you have been sitting in the car and just hopping in and out. It took about an hour to hike up and back. It is a bit challenging with a few large rocks or high steps. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

I wasn't able to spend nearly as much time here as I would have liked, and the parking is a bit rough (considering you're on the edge of a mountain), but the hike was moderate and the views excellent.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 15, 2018

this is a short walking trail,and the views are amazing to see,the trail is a little uneven and there are steps involved,view is great to see

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kimk3456
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Really beautiful hike that is well worth the time. It took us about 2.5 hours round trip and we are by no means pro hikers. I wore Vans, no pack, and a bottle of water in my back pocket. Bring your camera an binoculars as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank supergreen7
Reviewed August 31, 2018

The hike was fairly strenuous but manageable for us not athletic over 60s folks. The Cathedral Spires are amazing to see. Well worth the hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
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sh51287
August 2, 2018|
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Response from 919allant | Reviewed this property |
You will need a map. The trails are all called by names on signage on the roadside. But at each trail head or in some free publications there will be a map with the trail names and the number. They will usually tell you the... More
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steelergirl87
August 11, 2016|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
We have traveled to the Black Hills many times and have never heard of bears being present or warned about. There are some isolated reports of black bears wandering into the area but those have been rare. We hike... More
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tsieb0ld
May 14, 2016|
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Response from Dr-Ing-Dchen | Reviewed this property |
Yes, pets are allowed in Custer State Park. See details here on their website for restrictions. gfp.sd.gov/state-parks/rules-regulations.aspx Happy hiking!
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