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Hell Canyon

Custer, South Dakota

Admin: Gayla Lemme

This trail head is located west of Custer on Hwy 385 near Jewel Cave entrance. Small trail head parking. This trail is for hikers, bikers and horses. Recommend heading up to the top of Canyon and coming out the bottom. This is a challenging ride, not for ones who are scared of steep, narrow trails with steep drop offs. The ride is not a long one only about 2-2 1/2 hrs long. Was the most exciting and exhilarating ride I've been on. I would recommend that you have a very trust worth mount. Beware of downed logs and mountain goats on trail. The ride is so worth it once you make it across the top of Canyon and then down into the beautiful bottom it is breath taking.

TRAIL HEAD

Hell Canyon

TYPE OF DESTINATION

Camping / Lodging with Facilities - Resort
Day Ride - Trails Only / No CampingEffort level - Challenging, Experienced Trail Riders

MILES OF DESTINATION / ACREAGE OF PUBLIC LANDS / # OF DAYS’ WORTH OF RIDING

Not sure of miles but only takes a few hours to ride this trail.

TYPE OF LAND

- National Land

ACCESS TO TRAILS

- Trailer to Trails

- Facility Host offers Horse Trailers for Rent

Type of Footing on the trails

- Meadow, Grass

- Gravel, Rock

- Shoes / Boots Suggested

Type of Terrain

- Hills

- Hard Climbs

- Challenging Trails / Terrain

TYPE OF HORSE I WAS RIDING

- Non-Gaited

LOCAL WILDLIFE

Can possibly see herds of mountain goats so be prepared.

PEAK RIDING SEASON / WEATHER

May to October but could possible get snow in early and later months

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