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Bear Butte State Park

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Favorite View of the trail from near the summit. Credit: Jim Kallinen
Intermediate/Difficult

Summit Trail

3.2 mi 5.1 km 1,039' Up 316.66 m Up 1,038' Down 316.46 m Down

Sturgis, SD

Bear Butte State Park Hiking

  • 3 Miles 5 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 1 Intermediate Trail Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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The bottom third or so of the trail is less exposed and offers a tiny bit of shade.
Jun 28, 2016 near Sturgis, SD
View of the trail from near the summit. Credit: Jim Kallinen
May 24, 2015 near Sturgis, SD
Huge skies, expansive prairie views, and evidence of the 1996 fire are constants on this trail.
Jun 28, 2016 near Sturgis, SD
Starting up the Bear Butte Trail.
Jun 28, 2016 near Sturgis, SD