Black Elk Peak via Lost Cabin Trail. Large spires of granite frame views all the way to the northern Black Hills. It doesn't require technical skills, but you will traverse staircases, and the second half of the hike is straight uphill. Sign Up or Log In. Sylvan Lake Dam Loop via Sunday Gulch Trail. You'll find the trailhead at Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. Sunday Gulch Trail est un sentier en boucle de 3.9 miles très fréquenté situé près de Custer, Dakota du Sud. Make sure you're wearing sturdy hiking shoes and bring along plenty of water. If you find hiking a rewarding activity, then you will be more than pleased to go to the Sunday Gulch Trail. Trail Summary: Sunday Gulch Trail is a popular 3+ mile loop trail located in Custer State Park of South Dakota. 4.4 (34) ... Sunday Gulch, Little Devils Tower, and Harney Peak South trails. You will see a sign for Sunday Gulch Trail, it is trail #6. A trail leading to great water falls and following along the scenic river. Sunday Gulch Trail, Custer: Se 105 anmeldelser, artikler og 93 billeder fra Sunday Gulch Trail, nr.8 på Tripadvisor af 29 seværdigheder i Custer. The Sunday Gulch Trail is somewhat unique for trails in the Harney Peak – Black Elk Wilderness area, in that it immediately descends for about a mile and a half from 6,145 feet to 5,700 feet on the trails low point, then loops back to the start. 8. It is a lot of fun. Best Black Hills Hiking Trails - Sunday Gulch Trail (Custer State Park) - Duration: 6:41. At the end you hike up a series of waterfalls. This rocky area by the side of the Lake Sylvan always amazes people with its moderate hiking trails. 7. Black Elk Peak Loop via Norbeck Trail. Please don't travel until it's safe to do so! Sunday Gulch Trail, Custer: See 105 reviews, articles, and 93 photos of Sunday Gulch Trail, ranked No.8 on Tripadvisor among 29 attractions in Custer. If you decide to do only one hike in the Black Hills area, then the Sunday Gulch Trail is the one that you'll want to do. May 31, 2007 Mark Adlard Stonepipe Adventures. backroadramblers.com | 04-24. Custer State Park, South Dakota in the Black Hills - Duration: 9:34. At the beginning, you will traverse over large boulders down a valley. Homestake Trail; Iron Creek; Iron Creek Trail; Jenney Gulch; Little Spearfish Trail; Lookout Mountain; M Hill (aka Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park) Mickelson Trail; Mt. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme difficile. Nearby Recommended Routes. The Sunday Gulch trail is often overlooked by travelers due to the area's many attractions such as Sylvan Lake, Harney Peak, and the Needles Highway. If your furry companion isn't particularly fleet-footed, you may need to assist them through this part of the trail. Restaurants near Sunday Gulch Trail: (0.02 km) Buglin' Bull Restaurant and Sports Bar (0.04 km) Calamity Jane Coffee Shop and Grill (0.05 km) Begging Burro Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar (0.06 km) Black Hills Burger and Bun Co. (0.06 km) Dakota BBQ; View all restaurants near Sunday Gulch Trail on Tripadvisor Sunday Gulch Trail is a 4 mile trail through Custer State Park with stream crossings, incredible views & a steep hike through boulders! MODERATE 7.1 mi. Within moments the trail was completely overtaken by the fast flowing creek. Wikimedia Commons The Sunday Gulch Trail is a 4-mile loop that begins behind the famed outlets near Sylvan Lake. You get great views at of valleys below in some parts. Sunday Gulch Trail Sunday Gulch Trail is a trail in South Dakota and has an elevation of 6125 feet. Sunday Gulch is a popular spur loop off the Lakeshore Trail. To get to Sunday Gulch Trail you will need to walk around Sylvan Lake to the Northwest End of the Lake, there is a loop all the way around the lake, so either way will take you there. erik.schwebach 1 year, 2 months ago Sunday Gulch. We have done Sunday Gulch twice and were so surprised to hear people say it was their first hike because they read on Trip Advisor it is the best hike in the Black Hills/Custer State Park. 6:41. The loop trail is 2.8 miles long and will take you a few hours to complete. Le sentier est principalement utilisé pour la randonnée et l'observation de la nature et sa meilleure utilisation est de juin à octobre. From the trailheads at Sylvan Lake, the trail descends for close to a mile and a half from 6,145 feet to 5,600 feet on the trail’s low point and loops back to the start for a 2.8-mile hike. The trail for Sunday Gulch Trail is behind the dam. Winter travel on ice flows also makes passage challenging. Getting to Sunday Gulch Trail. Sunday Gulch Trail, South Dakota. Sunday Gulch : SummitPost.org : Climbing, hiking, mountaineering. The trail starts at a fork of rocky crags with steps bolted to them and proceeds to an area with large boulders you'll have to scramble over that can get wet and slippery at times. Black Elk Peak Loop via Harney Peak Trail and Willow Creek Trail. Sunday Gulch is actually really epic and isn’t just a walk in the woods. Anyone who is interested in visiting Sunday Gulch Trail can print the free topographic map and street map using the link above. Our travel posts are great for making future plans or dreaming about your next escape. It is an absolutely stunning hike and it will give you a full overview of what makes the Black Hills so beautiful. Super fun. Sunday Gulch Trail, Sunday Gulch Trail, Sunday Gulch Trail, Sunday Gulch Trail, Sunday Gulch Trail, Sunday Gulch Trail, Sunday Gulch Trail. Our group did it with a five year old. Sunday Gulch is a trail that surprised me with its beauty. We took the Black Elk Peak via Harney Peak Trail and added on a section of the Sunday Gulch Trail that loops around Sylvan Lake. Hiking the Sunday Gulch Trail in Custer State Park, South Dakota. At the beginning, you’ll traverse over large boulders down a valley to some great views of big granite spires and the northern Black Hills all around you. The trail to Black Elk Peak is an absolutely beautiful trail located in Custer State Park.The fire lookout, dam, and pumphouse atop Black Elk Peak are the final destination and the Harney Peak Lookout is the highest point in the U.S. east of the Rocky Mountains!. Outside with Tom 2,921 views. The trail actually starts behind the dam on the backside of the lake. Hike time 3:54, stop time 3:24. It is long and there is a decent amount of uphill but it is worth it. 681mjb/TripAdvisor. Metal railings mark the trail as it descends into the gulch between enormous granite walls. The trail picks up back behind Sylvan Lake, is a an offshoot of the Sylvan Lake Trail - it is clearly marked with signs, you can't miss it. Walking out of the gulch was like walking into a sauna. Sunday Gulch Trail We live in Colorado and hike in the mountains. Sunday Gulch Trail is a popular hike in Custer State Park. … The Sunday Gulch trail can get crowded with other hikers and dogs so be sure to keep yours on a leash and that they play well with others. The trail will take you near Sylvan Lake in Custer State Park. EASY 1.3 mi. We just walked along and around Sylvan Lake until we saw a path through rocks to the trailhead. It winds through a ponderosa pine and spruce-fir forest, crossing a stream in several places. 10. The Sunday Gulch Trail is considered "Difficult" by the park service. There are 2 options for hiking Sunday Gulch since it is a loop - you can go either clockwise or counter-clockwise. Near Custer, South Dakota. Black Elk Peak Loop via Lost Cabin Trail and Harney Peak Trail 9N. markmanson 1 year, 2 months ago ANDY’s Sunday Gulch Hike. On a clear day the views are amazing - rock spires shooting up through the trees backdropped by mountains and far away valleys. Virtual Tour of Sunday Gulch Trail. The trailhead is hidden behind Sylvan Lake but there are signs marking the way. Sunday Gulch is one of the most unique hiking trails in the Black Hills, and one of my favorites. The primary trail for exploring the gulch is the Sunday Gulch Trail, a trail that is somewhat unique for trails in the Black Elk Peak - Black Elk Wilderness area. Away from the gulch’s shadowy, snow covered depths I discovered the day had turned a lot warmer (not to mention I was the better part of 1000’ lower). The views from the top are beautiful and the trail itself winds down into the trees and follows a small creek. At nearly 4 miles in length, this trail is considered quite difficult as a bit of scrambling is required. DIFFICULT 12.1 mi. Sunday Gulch Trail is situated nearby to Sylvan Lake Resort, close to Sylvan Lake Dam. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Custer using our trip planner. 681mjb/Tripadvisor. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites . Sunday Gulch Trail is located in Custer. Sunday Gulch trail starts behind the Sylvan Lake dam, an interesting feature itself as it is built between existing giant granite boulders. We started our hike to Sunday Gulch late in the day, around 4pm. Sunday Gulch Trail is displayed on the Custer USGS quad topo map. 9. Hikers should be careful of the wet, slippery rocks. With a name like Sunday Gulch, I expected an unspectacular trail that descends into a condensed forest and the such, but no. The Sunday Gulch Trail is rated as strenuous, but it's a great hike if you're looking for a bit of adventure. 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