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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

Length: 6.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Dogs - Mushing
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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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
Longitude: -103.53605
Latitude: 43.89379

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Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 15%
Maximum Grade: 30%
Elevation Low Point: 5,100
Elevation High Point: 6,400
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: Black Elk Wilderness and Norbeck Wildlife Preserve

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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