Elk Mountain Nature Trail

  • Sunrise in Wind Cave National Park.
  • Eastern Cottontail in Wind Cave National Park.
  • Baby Pronghorn sitting in the prairie in Wind Cave National Park.

Hiking

Dogs No

1.2 (miles)

 Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

South Dakota

Elk Mountain Nature Trail is an easy kid friendly hike in Wind Cave National Park that gives visitors some perspective to everything the park has to offer. The trail starts at the Elk Mountain Campground and has 9 interpretive stops along the way. 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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