Distance: 3.2m round trip | Climb: 776ft | Surface: dirt, gravel
It is believed that the Sunday Gulch was named by the wives of gold miners who once worked in the area. On Sunday afternoons, the women would take walks in the gulch. Along this trail ,you’ll find pine, spruce, and birch trees among granite formations that tower above. Beware! Poison ivy is found along this trail. Make sure to give yourself enough time to finish the loop. The hike will take anywhere from 2-3 hours, depending on how long you stop to enjoy the sites and sounds of this beautiful trail.
From Hill City, travel south on US-385. Make a left turn onto SD-87 S.
Turn left at Sylvan Lake parking area.
From the parking lot, follow the trail along the shore until you get behind the dam. You’ll find the trailhead here.