Backpacking

Hiking Brochures and Trail Maps are available at most Ranger District Offices and at the Forest Supervisor's Office.

Best 2-3 Day Trips:

  • Black Elk Wilderness and Norbeck Wildlife Preserve Trail Sytem.
  • Deerfield Trail (Trail #40)
  • Centennial Trail (Trail #89)

Backpacking Areas

  • Central Hills - Rapid City area description
  • Centennial Trailheads (Trail #89) - Central Hills area description
  • Brush Creek Trailhead
  • Calumet Trailhead
  • Dakota Point Trailhead
  • Deer Creek Trailhead
  • Rapid Creek Trailhead & Fishing access
  • Samelius Trailhead
  • Spring Creek Trailhead
  • Deerfield Trailheads (Trail #40) area description
  • Deer Creek Trailhead
  • Northern Hills-Spearfish area description
  • Centennial Trailheads (Trail #89) - Northern Hills area description
  • Dalton Lake Trailhead
  • Elk Creek Trailhead
  • Pilot Knob Trailhead
  • South Boxelder Trailhead
  • Southern Hills - Custer area description
  • Centennial Trailheads (Trail #89) - Southern Hills area description
  • Big Pine Trailhead (Centennial #89)
  • Willow Creek Trailhead
  • Norbeck Wildlife Preserve & Black Elk Wilderness area description
  • Black Elk Wilderness


https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/blackhills/recreation/hiking/?recid=25823&actid=51