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Bear Butte State Park, South Dakota

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#17 of 31 in Nature in South Dakota
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4.6
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  • Enjoyed the two mile hike to the top. Lots of stairs to assist in the climb, however it does require you to be in decent shape to do it. Great views from top.  more »
  • Be sure to go into the small museum and check out all of the Native American history. The attendant was very informative and kind. We really enjoyed the hike up the mountain. The scenery was beautiful...  more »
  • Absolutely love Bear Butte!! I live 20minutes from here and made multiple trips up Bear Butte since childhood. The view is amazing you can see forever,, great view of the a Black Hills and the plains....  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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