Looking for Suggestions: Black Hills / Custer State Park
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Allan Peretz
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Locale: The Ozarks
Looking for Suggestions: Black Hills / Custer State Park on 01/08/2012 10:11:30 MST Print View

Hi All:

We're packing up the family for a road trip to the Black Hills this June.

Vision is to include a 3 day backpacking trip ending at Mount Rushmore. Our party of 4 will include a 6 and 9 year old- we'll need to keep mileage <= 7 per day on easy or moderate trails (maybe some difficult areas depending on "why"). Intent is primitive camping which I understand is OK throughout Black Elk wilderness. Decent access to water will be important- will be filtering.

My original thought was:

DAY1:
Start Iron Creek Horsecamp
Norbeck Trail + Little Devil's Towel (Westbound)

DAY2:
Grizzly Creek Trail (Eastbound)- rated moderate - difficult but I'm not sure why or if it will be a "showstopper" for us.

DAY3:
Centennial Trail (Northbound) to Rushmore
End

Thoughts? Appreciate any guidance for this family trip!! I've never been there so my plan is based on web research only.

Thanks,
Allan