Veterans Point

Distance: 1.3m round trip | Climb: 48ft | Surface: paved

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 15 ratings

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Experience

Very easy, quick hike, perfect for small children or people with physical limitations. Benches are located along the way, so you can stop and enjoy views of Pactola Lake.

Directions

  • From Rapid City, take Hwy 44 west to Hwy 385, take a left on Hwy 385.  Pactola lake parking lot will be on west side of road.

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15 Comments

  1. 4

    Easy hike, beautiful views, great for a wheelchair

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  2. 5

    Always a fun little hike to take the dogs swimming! One of our favs!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Veterans Point

  3. 3

    Awesome for kids. Beautiful view

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 0.83
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  4. 4

    Great for small kids. A little on the short side but great views and fun.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  5. 5

    Great ! Good place for kids , bike , first time begin hiking for people ! I work out on several trails . Love it !

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 5.86
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  6. 5

    So beautiful to watch the moon ! Very relaxing ! ?

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.27
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  7. 2

    Concrete walkway. Nice short hike. The path with the stairs that goes to the parking lot was fun. Very busy place.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  8. 3

    Very simple trail with nice views of Pactola. Great trail for beginners & kids.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  9. 3

    Very easy trail, good for those that don’t get around well. Nice views of Pactola.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Veterans Point

  10. 4

    Short paved walk at pactola lake. Stroller friendly.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  11. 2

    Brought the stroller for this one! Very relaxing

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.0
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  12. 3

    Easy

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  13. 3

    Nice trail on a hot day.

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

  14. 4

    This trail is handy cap accessible, I think that is great. wonderful to look out over the lake.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Veterans Point

  15. 3

    Great accessible trail. Easy, lots of benches & fishing spots. Ideal for kids and/or people with physical limitations. Stroller friendly.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.4
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Veterans Point

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