Legend has it that two native american lovers leaped to their deaths from this point. The trailhead is located on the south branch of highway 16a.
This route is a great option almost any time of the year.
Lovers leap trail sd. The trail follows the top of a ridgeline and at its highest point is a rocky outcrop named lovers leap. Because the rock juts out from the ridge it offers great views of this area of the black hills. The overlook climb the rocks to the right of the trail above the sign with the inspiring message gives outstanding views of the needles black elk peak formerly harney peak.
See 1 photo from 30 visitors to lovers leap trail. South dakota custer state park. Lovers leap is a ridge highpoint with a massive granite outcropping above the galena creek canyon in custer state park south dakota.
The trailhead is located behind the old schoolhouse which is across from the peter norbeck visitor center on highway 16a. The lovers leap trail is one the trekkers always enjoy at custer state park. The lovers leap trail custer state park provides scenic views of the surrounding black hills but is a difficult 3 mile loop trail.
Mount coolidge harney peak and the cathedral spires can also be viewed from this point as well as the area that fell victim to the galena fire of 1988. Lovers leap trail is a 42 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near custer south dakota that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Adamjarr 5 months ago state park school to us 16a east custer sd usa. It is of moderate length and is family friendly. Lovers leap trailgreat hikeloved it.
According to legend lovers leap derives its name from a native american couple who elected to end their lives by plummeting from the lofty outcropping of rocks on a 200 ft ridge. The trail follows the ridgeline through the trees to lovers leap an overlook where two native lovers allegedly leaped to their deaths to be together for eternity. Legend has it that two native american lovers leaped to their deaths from this point.
Briantmurray 3 months 3 weeks ago track 103120 125103pm kristinericksonlee 5 months ago custer. The outcropping is next to the highpoint on the ridge and is nearly 500 feet above the stream below. The trail follows the top of a ridgeline and at its highest point is a rocky outcrop named lovers leap.
Mount coolidge harney peak and the cathedral spires can also be viewed from this point as well as the area that fell victim to the galena fire of 1988. The trail is primarily used for hiking nature trips and bird watching and is best used from april until october.