Sunday Gulch

Type: Backcountry
Length: 3.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Loop trail in NW corner of Custer State Park.
States: South Dakota
Counties: Custer
Latitude: 43.84589   Longitude: -103.56062

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Description

Sunday Gulch National Recreation Trail treks through unique habitat and scenery not found anywhere else in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Its surroundings of towering granite rock outcroppings, ponderosa pine trees, and moist areas of lichens, moss, and ferns immerse hikers into an unspoiled natural world. The smell of pine needles and rich humus blend together to create a wilderness image; small waterfalls and the hurried steps of red squirrels set the mood toward a natural pace; and, the geological wonders date back over 2 billion years...allowing even the most serene outdoor enthusiast to become awed by nature's creations and beauty. Sunday Gulch is one of the last vestiges in western South Dakota.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Secondary Surface: Grass or Vegetation
Rock, boulders
Rock, smooth

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: 5,600
Elevation High Point: 6,200
Year Designated: 1971

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.

Information contact:
Craig Pugsley
Custer State Park
HC 83, Box 70
Custer , SD 57730
(605) 255-4515
craig.pugsley@state.sd.us

Trail management:
Ron Walker
Custer State Park
HC 83, Box 70
Custer , SD 57730
(605) 255-4515 ext. 57
ron.walker@state.sd.us
http://www.custerstatepark.info

 

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