Stockade Lake

Distance: 1.5m round trip | Climb: 390ft | Surface: dirt, rock

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 13 ratings

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Experience

A ponderosa forest trail which quickly takes you to a ridge where you’ll have plenty of lookout points to view the lake as well as Black Elk Peak.

Directions

  • From Custer, take Hwy 16A East to Stockade Lake.
  • Turn right on Stockade Lake Dr.
  • The trailhead is located at the southeast side of Stockade Lake.

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13 Comments

  1. 1

    Strenuous uphill with views of Black Elk Wilderness

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  2. 4

    Custer state park lists this trail as moderate difficulty. My 6 year old found this trail tougher than Cathedral Spires which had a strenuous difficulty. Stockade lake trail is pretty rugged as far as other trails in the park.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  3. 5

    Easy trail

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  4. 3

    Not as spectacular as other park trails; however, it’s a good workout with a lot of elevation gain. Go at sunset for a great view of the lake and Calamity Peak.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  5. 5

    Hot day!

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  6. 5

    beautiful views from the top. peaceful hike.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  7. 4

    Decent elevation, great view of the fire tower and the needles.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.55
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  8. 4

    So much beauty at this lake!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  9. 3

    Decent hike with a few views

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  10. 5

    Beautiful views

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  11. 4

    Nice short trail, kinda steep in some areas. Great views of Harney Peak (Black Elk Peak)

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.8
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  12. 5

    Pretty pines, lots of raspberry plants but they are not in season right now!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

  13. 5

    We are camped at Stockade Lake this week, so we came back for a second go around the stockade lake trail. Probably won’t be our last.

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Stockade Lake Trail

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