Woodland Trail

Type: Nature Trail
Length: 1.30 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Camping
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: State
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: South of Canton at Newton Hills State Park
States: South Dakota
Counties: Lincoln
Latitude: 43.218917   Longitude: -96.57761

28767 482nd Avenue
Canton, SD 57013

Lat: 43.219041
Long: -96.570193

Description

Glaciers created this narrow strip of rolling hills and forest that is part of the geological formation called the Coteau des Prairie, which extends along the eastern boundary of South Dakota. At its highest point, the Coteau rises to more than 2,000 feet above sea level. Artifacts and burial mounds found near the park indicate that a Woodland Indian Culture inhabited this region between 300 B.C. and 900 A.D. The area's unique dark forest, amidst a vast open prairie, has prompted many recent legends, including buried gold, robbers' hideouts and horse thieves.

Trail is a 1.3 mile loop nature trail in the park.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1976

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:
South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks
Newton Hills State Park
28771 482nd Ave.
Canton , SD 57013
(605) 987-2263
newtonstp@gfp.state.sd.us

 

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