Cathedral Spires Trail

Distance: 2.3m round trip | Climb: 500ft | Surface: dirt, rocks

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 16 ratings

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Experience

The scenic views of this trail include many unique rock formations and pine trees. This may look like an easy trail, but there are definitely some tricky rocks to navigate around. This trail intersects wtih another trail and can take you all the way to Black Elk trail.

Directions

  • From Custer, take Hwy 89 north, the Hwy 87 east.
  • The trailhead is located 2.5 miles east of Sylvan Lake.

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16 Comments

  1. 4

    Very hot, we had plenty of water but not much shade. Which is expected you’re on the side of a mountain. Would like to go a bit farther and check out some more of the scenery behind the rocks.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  2. 4

    Beautiful

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.72
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  3. 3

    short offshoot from Black Elk Peak Trail

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  4. 5

    Beautiful

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  5. 5

    Loved the trail & all the wild flowers. Trail looks so much different without all the bug trees. 🙂 Completed this as part of the Custer State Park Trail Challenge.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  6. 4

    Great little hike up into stunning rock features. Mountain goats at the trail parking lot caused a traffic jam.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  7. 4

    Neat hike. Seen many different species of plant life and amazing rock formations.

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.08
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  8. 4

    Not too bad. Nice hike with loads of views.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  9. 4

    so BEautiful

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  10. 4

    Don’t forget your sunscreen on this one!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  11. 5

    One of the top 3 places in the hills

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  12. 5

    I connected from little devil’s tower, such a cool way

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  13. 5

    You can work this in with Black Elk Peak if you want to add a few extra miles to your hike.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.5
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  14. 5

    AMAZING. Likely will do again before I l ave the black hills.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  15. 5

    Second time, still amazing!

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

  16. 3

    Pretty little trail that’s a nice connector to some of the longer trails in the area. The unique rock formations are a nice surprise.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Cathedral Spires

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