Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota

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  • The park rangers were so willing to share information and answer questions. Do not miss the opportunity to experience this sacred place.  more »
  • Hiked to the top. Trails are decent shape(may slide on the loose rock in a few places). Very windy that day and fires from Canada made it hazy, not great for photos. A few benches on the trail to rest...  more »
  • I climbed Bear Butte as a child before it burned so it was a different experience to take my 12 yr old on a hike after the burn. We hiked up for 30 minutes and then hiked back down. It's quite a climb...  more »
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  • Really nice views and very friendly staff at the educational center. Also the price power vehicles is very reasonable for a state park. The hike is not bad if you are reasonably in shape, and the pay off is worth it. Some of the best views in the area from the top because there are no obstructions. All the way up the views are great.
  • Love hiking here! It's a beautiful mountain, and the hundreds of prayer scarves hanging from the trees help impart the spiritual significance of the place. Only complaint: the interpretive information is terrible. The signs are hard to read and don't really include any helpful information. I'd like to see better signs, or none at all.
  • Really amazing park. Beautiful scenery all around. Worth a stop if you are in the area. Can get very hot in the summer though, bring lots of water. Also watch out for the rattlesnakes lurking in the grass.
  • Truly outstanding view. Absolutely beautiful hike.
  • Time of Solitude, of praying, of giving thanks, admiring the beautiful land of the Oglala, Crazy Horse's People. My favorite hiking place.

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