East Bison Flats Trail

  • Pronghorn running past a Prairie Dog in Bison Flats in Wind Cave National Park.
  • Mule Deer bucks in Wind Cave National Park.
  • Prairie Dog enjoying a snacking Wind Cave National Park.
  • Bicknell's Geranium wildflower in Wind Cave National Park.


Dogs No

Bird Watching

6.8 (miles)


Out & Back

~400 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

South Dakota

East Bison Flats Trail is a moderate kid friendly hike in Wind Cave National Park that features wonderful views of the park. The park says "the trail begins along the Wind Cave Canyon Trail. Hike ½ mile down the Wind Cave Canyon Trail to pick up the East Bison Flats Trail. This mildly strenuous trail leads hikers across the rolling hills of the prairie. From this trail you may see panoramic views of Wind Cave National Park, Buffalo Gap and the Black Hills." 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

South Dakota Trails

Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota hiking trails

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