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AF_HikerGreat view.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012
Hiked up after seeing the visitor's center. Many Native American prayer flags along the trail. The trail is pretty well maintained. The area closer to the summit was still recovering from a fire when I visited. I liked the viewing deck on top.
Posted Jan 27, 2014 12:09 am

Stu BrandelSolemn  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013

Stu Brandel

A solemn hike up, almost every tree marked with native ceremonial flags. I heard flute and drums as I ascended - no lie - someone was playing in a cave about half way up.
Posted Sep 29, 2013 11:32 pm

Larry LavertyThe Sound of Footsteps  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

Larry Laverty

I have just a small amount of Native blood in me, but enough to fully appreciate the spirit of this place. I was taken by knowing that on the top, I stood on the same ground that a number of legendary people have stood. Grateful.
Posted Mar 30, 2013 7:38 pm

espreckBeautiful VIew  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012


Great View of the front range and beyond from summit!
Posted Oct 18, 2012 10:46 pm

Jeremy HakesBummer of a fire  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Jeremy Hakes

Great hike, wish it wasn't burned. I think the BM is under the platform...
Posted Sep 16, 2012 12:33 am

kavakSummit Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 14, 2012


I have always wanted to hike this since my first visit to the Black Hills in the 1980's. The trail is rocky but very obvious with wood beams used as borders. There is a platform on top with unobstructed views in 360 degrees. The temperature was in the low 80's but could be alot worse if this is done in the summer. Lots of prayer flags all over...
Posted May 21, 2012 11:05 am

xpdaMade it!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1996


Went with Boy Scouts from Pryor. A butterfly rode down on me.
Posted Aug 10, 2011 6:08 pm

ErikaRNFirst butte ascent!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008


Beautiful views. Hiked this on a visit to Rapid City with my boyfriend. He is a native of the area and had never climbed it. Along the trail there are many prayer flags.
Posted Oct 17, 2010 1:13 pm

climber555easy hike  Sucess!


Hiked to the summit many times. Views of sturgis and the Black Hills are awesome.
Posted Nov 22, 2009 2:31 pm

eric-grizSeveral Times  Sucess!


A really remarkable hill. Bear Butte looks to me like someone dumped a huge pile of sand in the middle of the prairie.
Posted Oct 8, 2009 10:32 am

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