The southwestern corner of South Dakota is full of some of the most beautiful hikes in the country. From the granite spires in Custer State Park
to the Black Hills National Forest
, there are hundreds of hiking trails.
It is difficult to pick out the best hikes in the area when there are so many routes to choose from. We've narrowed the list for you in this article. Here, you'll find some of our favorite hiking trails near Hill City and Rapid City, South Dakota. You'll notice that our top picks are Custer State Park hiking trails because, well, the best hikes in the area happen to be there.