Guided Hikes Offered on the Black Hills National Forest in Celebration of National Trails Day


Saturday, June 1, 2024, is National Trails Day and in celebration, the Black Hills National Forest is hosting two guided hikes.

Each year, people across the country unite on the first Saturday of June in celebration of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®. It’s the perfect opportunity to set off on a local trail with others in your community.

The Mystic Ranger District will be leading a hike, 6/1/24, on the Flume Trail (Trail #50) starting at 9:00 a.m. This 3.5 mile family friendly hike will begin at the Spring Creek Trailhead, located about three miles east of Hwy 385 along Sheridan Lake Road. Hikers will follow along the historic Rockerville Flume bed while learning about the mining boom of the 1880s.

The Northern Hills Ranger District will also be leading a hike, 6/1/24, on the ‘76 Trail (Trail #76) starting at 1:00 p.m. This 3/4 mile hike is a very steep hike that ascends 1,000 feet to the rim with a panoramic view of Spearfish Canyon. Hikers will meet at the ‘76 Trailhead, located across from Spearfish Canyon Lodge near Savoy in Spearfish Canyon (Hwy 14A). This trail showcases a partnership between South Dakota Game Fish & Parks Department, South Dakota Community Foundation, Spearfish Canyon Foundation, and Black Hills National Forest. The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Department is allowing hikers to park in the
Roughlock Falls Nature Area parking lot near the lodge; please do not park in the Spearfish Canyon Lodge parking lot.

Come join us on National Trails Day for a memorable experience in your beautiful Black Hills National Forest. For additional trail options, maps, and trailhead locations on the Forest, visit us online at Black Hills National Forest – Hiking (

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