Medicine Loop (East)

This eastern park trailhead is generally rolling trail connects with the Castle Trail near the Old Northeast Road and at the intersection of the Castle and Saddle Pass Trails.
Trail users are provided the opportunity to explore the mixed grass prairie while enjoying views of the Badlands in the distance. Watch for cactus.

Trail Elevation:
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Distance: 4 miles/6.4 km (round trip)

South Dakota Trails / State Parks

Elk Creek Trailhead

Elk Creek Trailhead

Highland Creek Trailhead

Highland Creek Trailhead

Castle Trail (East)

Castle Trail (East)

Grace Coolidge Walk-In Fishing Area at Custer State Park

Grace Coolidge Walk-In Fishing Area at Custer State Park

Fisher Grove State Park

Fisher Grove State Park

BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak North

BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak North

BHNF Trail #77: Dugout Gulch Botanical Trail

BHNF Trail #77: Dugout Gulch Botanical Trail

Springfield Recreation Area

Springfield Recreation Area

BHNF Trail #50: Flume Trail

BHNF Trail #50: Flume Trail

Sheps Canyon Recreation Area

Sheps Canyon Recreation Area

Samelius Trailhead

Samelius Trailhead

Cold Brook Canyon Trail at Wind Cave National Park

Cold Brook Canyon Trail at Wind Cave National Park

Minnekahata Trailhead

Minnekahata Trailhead

Lake Herman State Park

Lake Herman State Park

BHNF Trail #40L: Deerfield Lake Loop Trail

BHNF Trail #40L: Deerfield Lake Loop Trail

Buryanek Recreation Area

Buryanek Recreation Area

Farm Island Recreation Area

Farm Island Recreation Area

Mina Lake Recreation Area

Mina Lake Recreation Area