Distance: 6.4m round trip | Climb: 1600ft | Surface: gravel, dirt
The climb is a bit demanding, with a total of 1600 feet to climb, but once you arrive at the top, you’ll be glad you did! You can catch your breath on the way down and enjoy the view at the same time. This trail is listed as difficult, so bring some water and travel light. Located near Spearfish, SD, this trail offers views of the distant Terry Peak, Bear Butte and the miles of Ponderosa Pine.
- From Spearfish, take Hillsview Rd west.
- From Hillsview Rd. take a left on Higgins Gulch Rd (Forest Service Road 214), follow that to the trailhead (about 7 miles).