Rapid City/Black Hills, SD

Rapid City: Skyline Area Wilderness Park

For runners who would prefer a little trail running close to the Rapid City center, the Skyline Area Wilderness Park is a superb choice. This 150 acre park features some 12 miles of earthen trails. From the trailhead on Skyline Drive there is a large network of paths branching in every direction. Some routes are more challenging than others, but almost all trails feature some climbing up the “hogback” of Rapid City. The Skyline Trail is one of the most popular routes, clocking in at about 2 miles out and back and featuring some spectacular scenic vistas.

Essentials
  • 4 mile (6.4 km) out and back, or other choices
  • 278 feet
  • Skyline Drive
  • Skyline Drive