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Horsethief Trail #14, SD

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Distance One Way 2.7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,938 feet
Elevation Gain 740 feet
Accumulated Gain 740 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 5.17
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Preferred   Sep, May, Jun, Oct
Sun  7:44am - 5:31pm
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Overview
Horsethief Trail #14 is a 2.7 mile one way hike with 740 feet elevation gain. Located 18 miles southwest of Rapid City South Dakota. September and May are the best months to enjoy this hike.


The Horsethief Lake Trail is a 2.7 mile long trail that wanders through granite peaks and twisting spires that poke through the thick forest canopy.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    The Horsethief Lake Trail trailhead is at the Horsethief Lake Day Use area which is located on State Highway 244, two miles west of Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
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