Bear Butte Climber's Log

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I_bridd - Jul 7, 2023 6:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 6, 2023

Nice and Rocky  Sucess!

Finally got around to a hike in between random storms. Wasn't bad, had some nice views of the plains. Took about 35 minutes for me going at a good pace. Took the decent as my relaxing time.


tylerelyt - Nov 16, 2022 11:39 am Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2022

First one after moving here  Sucess!

Was a windy one


technicolorNH - Sep 9, 2021 11:30 am Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2021

first hike on vacation  Sucess!

Seventy minutes or so to the top on a perfect weather day. Hordes of flying ants on top to go with the great view.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 14, 2018 9:11 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

11 Peaks  Sucess!

With Odakota Mountain, Bear Mountain, Crooks Tower, Terry Peak, "Sylvan Peak", Little Devils Tower, 6750, Atlantic Hill, 5688 & 5460.


Curtissimo - Aug 7, 2017 9:25 pm Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2017

Beautiful place great energy  Sucess!

Loved the views, air, and ambiance. Highly recommended, a very sacred and peaceful place.


scramblingbadger - Jul 16, 2015 5:11 pm Date Climbed: Nov 1, 2014

One of the Black Hills best hikes  Sucess!

This hike was a pleasant change-up from most of my other hikes in the Black Hills region. Great views and perfect weather for the day.


mattdalman - Jun 25, 2015 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 20, 2015

great views  Sucess!

Almost felt like we were trespassing.


mountaingazelle - Jun 1, 2015 9:13 pm Date Climbed: May 28, 2015

Bear Butte  Sucess!

This was a great hike near Sturgis. I can see why many people are drawn toward the mountain.

AF_Hiker - Jan 27, 2014 12:09 am Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2012

Great view.  Sucess!

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.

Stu Brandel

Stu Brandel - Sep 29, 2013 11:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 29, 2013

Solemn  Sucess!

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.

Larry Laverty

Larry Laverty - Mar 30, 2013 7:38 pm Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2011

The Sound of Footsteps  Sucess!

I have just a small amount of Native blood in me, but certainly enough to appreciate the spirit of this place. Whether along the base or along the trail or on the top, I took stock of standing on the same ground that many Native people have stood on, important people including Red Cloud, Crazy Horse, and Sitting Bull. I felt this place.


espreck - Oct 18, 2012 10:46 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2012

Beautiful VIew  Sucess!

Great View of the front range and beyond from summit!

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Sep 16, 2012 12:33 am Date Climbed: Sep 15, 2012

Bummer of a fire  Sucess!

Great hike, wish it wasn't burned. I think the BM is under the platform...


kavak - May 21, 2012 11:05 am Date Climbed: May 14, 2012

Summit Trail  Sucess!

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...


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 6:08 pm Date Climbed: Jul 23, 1996

Made it!  Sucess!

Went with Boy Scouts from Pryor. A butterfly rode down on me.


ErikaRN - Oct 17, 2010 1:13 pm Date Climbed: Sep 16, 2008

First butte ascent!  Sucess!

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.


climber555 - Nov 22, 2009 2:31 pm

easy hike  Sucess!

Hiked to the summit many times. Views of sturgis and the Black Hills are awesome.


eric-griz - Oct 8, 2009 10:32 am

Several 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.

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