Skyline Drive

Distance: 3-6m round trip | Climb: 891ft | Surface: dirt, gravel

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 16 ratings

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Skyline Trails

Experience

A good mountain biking or hiking trail area that is within minutes of downtown Rapid City.  The paths are not marked, but there are Skyline Drive signs which show hikers the idea of where the trailheads are located.  Most of the trails are narrow deer trails now used for hikers/bikers.  This hike gives a great quick escape to the forest feel that can be done even during a lunch break with great views of the city as well.

Directions

In Rapid City, 5 Trailheads

  1. From West Blvd, take St. Patrick Street to dead end. The trail begins through the fence.
  2. From West Blvd, take Franklin St.  West to Palo Verde Dr. The trail is to the left in between two driveways.
  3. From West Blvd, take Flormann to Skyline Dr. Take a right, trailhead will be on your right.
  4. From West Blvd, take St Cloud St to dead end.
  5. From Sheridan Lake Rd, take W. Flormann to Cerro Ct. Take a right and trailhead is at the dead end.

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16 Comments

  1. 4

    A very pleasant morning walk starting at West Dinosaur.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.21
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  2. 1

    Easy to find and close to town

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.25
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  3. 3

    Great night. Excellent views of the city and could hear the music from Summertime Nights from the top.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.48
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  4. 4

    Just did the west side. Very nice and well marked.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  5. 4

    Great little system right in Rapid City!

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  6. 4

    So nice to feel like you’re in the Hills, but only have to drive 10 minutes to hike! Nice views of the city, too.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  7. 4

    Trails are marked well, easy to follow, and well maintained. Love how close they are to town!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  8. 4

    Love these simple trails!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.5
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  9. 4

    Lovely trail so close to Rapid City

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  10. 2

    Not my favorite. Trails are very overgrown due to amount of rain this year. Super muddy today so hard to enjoy the hike a lot. Need to try other ones out though.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  11. 4

    Not a review for skyline trails. We did those last. We did 2 of the badlands trails today but those are not a choice for trail completion. Completed door and window trails.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  12. 3

    Once again not skyline but the serenity trail from the kids challenge. No choice of the serenity trail but still want to log the miles. This trail was really pretty and you would never know you were right by a prison if you didn’t see the signs or hear the overhead speakers. Very peaceful.

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  13. 5

    The Amphitheater trail is beautiful

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.62
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  14. 5

    Nice easy hike

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.62
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  15. 4

    Cooler but still mosquitos.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.82
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Skyline Drive

  16. 4

    Skyline Drive doesn’t have a lot in terms of distance, but it makes up for it with heart-pumping climbs and beautiful views. If you start at the top you can enjoy easy strolls, but I like to start at the bottom and work my way up. It’s easy to squeeze a good workout into a few short miles when they’re all uphill!

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Skyline Drive

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