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5.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~750 (+)

USGS Quad Map(s):  Wind Cave National Park Topo Map

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Boland Ridge Trail

South Dakota

  • Pronghorn in the moonlight in Wind Cave National Park.
  • Black-footed Ferret in Wind Cave National Park.
  • Mule Deer in Wind Cave National Park.
  • Low Fleabane wildflower in Wind Cave National Park.

Activities & Features


Boland Ridge Trail is a moderate kid friendly hike in Wind Cave National Park that is great for hikers longing to see prairie wildlife. The park says "the trail begins one mile north of the NPS 5 and NPS 6 junction. This strenuous trail climbs the ridge to panoramic views of Wind Cave National Park, the Black Hills, Red Valley and Battle Mountain." Elk Mountain Campground in Wind Cave National Park is open year-round on a first come first serve basis and is the only campground in the park.

Red Tape

Entrance Free, Cave Tour and Camping Fees
Contact: Wind Cave National Park 26611 US Highway 385 Hot Springs, SD 57747

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