Lost Cabin

photo: Harney Peak mountain goat along the Lost Cabin National Recreation Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota; photo by Chris Barn

Type: Backcountry
Length: 6.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Shooting - Archery
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Black Elk Wilderness - Black Hills, In Black Hills National Forest, 5 mi. W of Mt. Rushmore, joins Palmer Creek and Willow Creek trailheads.
State(s): South Dakota
Counties: Custer, Pennington
Latitude: 43.89379
: -103.53605

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Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 5,100
Elevation High Point: 6,400
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Dave Pickford
Trails Program Manager
Hell Canyon District
330 Mt. Rushmore
Custer , SD 57730
(605) 673-4853



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