Hanson Larsen

Distance: 20m (Varies) | Climb: 2400ft | Surface: dirt, rocks

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 29 ratings

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Also known as M-Hill or Cowboy Hill, this is an easily accessible trail system located right near downtown Rapid City. A great hiking/biking area with a great view of the city. There are several trail options from kid friendly to a more strenuous climb. Be sure to keep an eye on your surroundings as rattlesnakes are common in this area.

Directions

  • SOUTH TRAILHEAD – Located in Rapid City, take Omaha St. to Founder’s Park (the concrete fish).
  • NORTH TRAILHEAD – Located in Rapid City, take West Blvd N(running parallel to I-190), turn on Thrush Drive.

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29 Comments

  1. 3

    This is a wonderful hike for beginners and families and it’s super close to home. There are several different paths to take so you can hike it often without getting bored.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  2. 4

    Good trails

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4.2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  3. 4

    Good trail

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 5.8
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  4. 3

    Excellent sunny day. Beautiful sunset along the Sunset Loop.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.26
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  5. 4

    A great family hike.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.5
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  6. 5

    Took a hike with my sister on May 16 in the AM. The trails were in great shape. Ground was soft and a few muddy spots on the west side from the rains the night before. Several types of wildflowers were beginning to bloom. Enjoyable hike.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  7. 4

    There are about ten different trails out there. Today we went on the Far East trail up to the Sunset Loop.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.5
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  8. 3

    The trail up to the letters was a bit hard to get traction in spots but other than that great in town hike.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  9. 5

    Switchback adventure…great view, good trail, worth the effort:)

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  10. 3

    Great trail right in town. Great views. Took our 4 kids-8,7,and two 4 year olds and they walked all the way up to the M.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  11. 3

    nice trails so close to town

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 8
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  12. 2

    Ok trail

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 0.8
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  13. 4

    Took the trail through Flounder Valley the Tranquil Trail. Very nice, easy track and no city sounds. Hot outside but a lot of the trail is under trees. Very flat not much climbing at all.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4.10
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  14. 2

    Great views of Rapid.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  15. 4

    Lots of options, fun to see Rapid from this vantage point.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  16. 4

    Looking forward to going back and finishing more of the trails.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  17. 4

    I love the variety in length, terrain, and views of this local hike spot!

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  18. 4

    Long or short, easy or challenging – there’s a hike for you right in the middle of Rapid City!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  19. 4

    Always a good hike.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  20. 3

    Nice trails for all ages and ability!

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.15
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  21. 5

    Beautiful sunny day. Great way to get out after the winter.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.49
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  22. 4

    Beautiful trail & view.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  23. 5

    Nice sunny day.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.14
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  24. 3

    Nice hiking right in town, has several trails to chose from. that is why I checked no on rail completed.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  25. 5

    Great in town hiking.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  26. 5

    Always great to hike this trail right in the middle of Rapid City when you don’t have too much time. Always finding new spots that I haven’t gotten to before.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.7
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  27. 4

    Another great trail with lots of options ranging from easy to challenging. We are trying to hit every trail in the park, but with so many options it’s hard to get them all (but that doesn’t keep us from trying!) Steep, rocky trails, easy strolls, beautiful solitary views or family fun at the “M” – this one is always a winner!

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 36
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  28. 4

    I really enjoy this hike as it is beautiful and in my backyard!

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4.0
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

  29. 5

    Fun in town hike when there isn’t time to go out of town. Great hike.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Hanson Larsen Memorial Trail

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