Badger Clark

Distance: 1.2m round trip | Climb: 141ft | Surface: dirt, rock

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 14 ratings

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Experience

This is a short loop trail through thick forest of pine & just a few oak. The trail is mostly smooth except one small hill section. Badger Clark trail is named after SD’s first poet laureate, Charles Badger Clark because it passes by his former cabin named “The Badger Hole”.

Directions

  • Start at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park.
  • Take Hwy 16A towards Custer.
  • Go appx 5 miles take a left on Badger Clark.
  • You will find the trailhead in appx 1/2 mile.

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14 Comments

  1. 5

    Easy short loop. Beautiful area. History Information Markers along the way.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  2. 1

    Easy loop, but no real views

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  3. 5

    This was a great hike to do with the kids. They got to learn a lot about Badger Clark

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  4. 3

    Interesting interpretive trail on Badger Clark.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  5. 5

    Short but beautiful

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  6. 4

    BCT isn’t incredibly visually stimulating but it makes up for its lack of breathtaking views with its historical significance and interpretive signage. Go on a weekend during the summer in order to tour the Badger Hole. Otherwise you will have to content yourself with peaking through the windows.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  7. 4

    Lots of fun for the family!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  8. 3

    completed as part of the kids challenge. simple trail, very pretty. cute cabin.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  9. 4

    Short loop, good family hike for little kids. Also enjoyed the history lessons alongside the trail.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 0.65
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  10. 2

    It’s a rather short loop around the cabin. It has several interpretive signs along the way.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  11. 5

    Fun trail with kids or just a quick one. The Badger Clark house is really cool too. Good interpretive signs. We saw a buffalo up there near the trail.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 0.7
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  12. 4

    This is a quick little hike with some great views and interesting history. Stop at the cabin if they have it open.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  13. 5

    Beautiful day for a beautiful hike

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

  14. 5

    Cute trail!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 0.7
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Badger Clark Trail

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