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Summer is the best season of all in SD. I just wish it would last a little bit longer. It’s not humid, and is just absolutely gorgeous. There are so many things to do outdoors. Here is a list of my favorites. 
M Hill- a quick hike right in the heart of Rapid City.

Harney Peak- a longer hike, located in Custer State Park.

Spearfish Canyon

Deer Field

There’s tons to explore, especially if you drive out Nemo Rd. area 


Mickelson Trail

M Hill- mountain biking trails

Schroeder Rd- mountain biking trails


Pactola- the most beautiful drive out in the hills

Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park

Horsetheif Lake

Canyon Lake

Rock Climbing:

Falling Rock- located out Sheridan Lake Rd.

Needles- near Mt. Rushmore

Sooo many awesome places, I can’t even name them all.
I know that’s kinda lame, but really, the camping spots are phenomenal.

Black Hills Caverns-
I worked here for about 2 weeks, until I had to quit due to a broken back injury

Jewel Cave

Wind Cave



 There’s tons of opportunity! deer, elk, pheasant, duck, etc.

Here’s my other posts related to travel and fun in the Black Hills:
Things to do on your South Dakota Road Trip
10 FREE Things to do in Rapid City, SD
Seasonal Things to do in the Black Hills
Places to eat in the Black Hills

Once upon a time…

I started a blog. This is a tale of my projects, goals, and dreams. Thank you for taking a moment to stop by. I hope you have a beautiful day.

xoxo, Rach H.