Sylvan Lake Shore

Distance:1m round trip | Climb: 115ft | Surface: dirt

Star Rating

Trail Addict Rating: 4 32 ratings

Get Directions

  show options

Experience

This trail is one of the easiest trails in Custer State Park.  This is primarily a smooth dirt trail, however some areas may not be feasible with a stroller. A very memorable trail with breathtaking views of Sylvan Lake’s unique granite scenery.

Directions

  • From Hill City, Take Hwy 385 South.
  • Continue on 385 for 3 miles to Hwy 87. Follow Hwy 87 for six miles to Sylvan Lake.

Reminder: To use this map on your route, make sure to download this gpx file into your favorite mapping app. in case you lose cellular connection.

Restricted Content / Members Only

You cannot view this content because It is available to members only. Please or Register to view this area.

Contest

Are you a Trail Addict? Prove it!

Register for your chance to earn cool gear!

Media

#BHTSylvanLake

32 Comments

  1. 5

    Very scenic trail

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Horseback Riding
    Miles completed: 4.8
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  2. 5

    ?

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  3. 3

    Beautiful views

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  4. 4

    It’s fun to climb on top of some the huge rock formations surrounding the lake. A easy hike for younger kids. I give it 4 stars for my 6 year old daughter who had fun hiking and biking the trail.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  5. 4

    loved the views

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  6. 5

    Relaxing with a beautiful view.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  7. 3

    The trail is popular for a reason: short, beautiful, good variety. However, for a local there are a few too many renegade tourists on the trail.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  8. 3

    easy cooldown

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  9. 3

    Scenic

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  10. 5

    took our friends from out of town on this one to show them how pretty it was. one of our favorites!

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  11. 5

    completed this trail twice so far–once for the kids contest and another time with friends. pretty.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  12. 4

    Very easy trail & pretty.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  13. 3

    Nice trail for a leisurely stroll, I wouldn’t call it a “hike”.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  14. 4

    Beautiful!!

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  15. 4

    Cold fall day in October, but always beautiful.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  16. 4

    Nice sunny clear day.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  17. 4

    Nice warm up before Sunday Gulch

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  18. 4

    Always beautiful if you get there before the crowd

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  19. 3

    Great trail. Always love it. Hate that some hikers are rude and tried to push their way around us with our 5 year old son climbing down the rocks on the back. Otherwise it was great.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  20. 5

    very nice easy walk nice views of lake/landscape

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  21. 4

    Beautiful area of the Black Hills to explore with family!

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  22. 4

    Nice and simple family hike. some really interesting views.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  23. 5

    Gorgeous serene view! Very short, easy hike. A little elevation change involved.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 0.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  24. 5

    Gorgeous view, so serene.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  25. 4

    Good

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  26. 5

    Always start or finish Sunday gulch with a walk around sylvan

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  27. 5

    Love this trail. Beautiful!

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  28. 3

    nice walk around the lake. short and simple

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  29. 5

    Beautiful! Did the trail twice!

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  30. 5

    We did this trail a second time because we passed by and it’s so short quick easy and soooo pretty!

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  31. 5

    Third time around

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

  32. 3

    Easy, wide, well groomed & fun for families. Or, in our case, a nice little warmup & cool down for Sunday Gulch Trail.

    ———
    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.0
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Sylvan Lake Shore Trail

Comments are closed.