Length: 1.30 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Camping
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No
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Location: South of Canton at Newton Hills State Park
State(s): South Dakota
28767 482nd Avenue
Canton, SD 57013
Glaciers created this narrow strip of rolling hills and forest that is part of the geological formation called the Coteau des Prairie, which extends along the eastern boundary of South Dakota. At its highest point, the Coteau rises to more than 2,000 feet above sea level. Artifacts and burial mounds found near the park indicate that a Woodland Indian Culture inhabited this region between 300 B.C. and 900 A.D. The area's unique dark forest, amidst a vast open prairie, has prompted many recent legends, including buried gold, robbers' hideouts and horse thieves.
Trail is a 1.3 mile loop nature trail in the park.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1976
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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Newton Hills State Park
28771 482nd Ave.
Canton , SD 57013
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