Rankin Ridge Climber's Log

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Shogdog - Nov 16, 2019 8:06 am Date Climbed: May 16, 2019

Rankin Ridge With the Doggles  Sucess!

Terri & I hiked Rankin Ridge With the Doggles. Nice trail. Met a Family from Colorado that was hiking the ridge as well. Great view of the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands to the east from the summit. Also could climb (partially), the fire tower at the summit.

Peppermint Penguin

Peppermint Penguin - Jun 5, 2019 3:45 pm Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2016

A Black Hills Favorite  Sucess!

One day I will visit this old friend and my legs will only be able to handle the service road... that is if no buffalo are playing sentry along the route. Even then, my memories from the view at the top are fantastic - of elk herds frolicking below - and the nature trail with it's seasonal flora and fauna. Truly, A blue ribbon Black Hills trail!

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Jan 14, 2018 9:05 pm Date Climbed: May 6, 2016

9 Peaks  Sucess!

With Mount Coolidge, Seven Sisters Range Highpoint, Battle Mountain, 4371, 4345, 4315, 3965 & Maverick Mountain.


Jow - Aug 6, 2016 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2016

2 of 4  Sucess!

Goal number 2 of weekend accomplished, after Harney Peak drove here did the loop hike prior to touring the cave. Pretty little hike easy and fun.


fallonclimbs - Jul 4, 2016 1:24 am Date Climbed: Jul 2, 2016

Fun short hike, great views  Sucess!

Well signed, nice parking lot, easy to get to the lookout tower on the summit. Hooray for National Park Highpoint #8 for me!


mountaingazelle - Jun 1, 2015 9:17 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2015

Rankin  Sucess!

Hiked to this highpoint in light rain before taking a tour of the nearby Wind Cave.


scramblingbadger - Oct 22, 2013 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Oct 22, 2013

First time to visit a steel fire tower  Sucess!

This was an easy and scenic hike. But, what made it unusual was the game biologist at the summit that invited my wife and I to check out the fire tower. First time I have ever been up in a steel tower (been up in several stone fire towers).


eric-griz - Jan 28, 2013 12:16 am

Climbed many times  Sucess!

I've hiked up Rankin Ridge many times as I used to be a seasonal park ranger at Wind Cave National Park.


Fletch - Dec 28, 2012 4:43 pm Date Climbed: May 26, 2012

big ass bison  Sucess!

just like Sarah says...

Jeremy Hakes

Jeremy Hakes - Nov 10, 2012 9:41 am Date Climbed: May 29, 2010

Cool preak  Sucess!

Good things to have climbed.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Oct 24, 2012 9:08 pm Date Climbed: May 31, 2012

Via little footpath  Sucess!

Enjoyed the bison as much as the hike! Nice little stroll on a pleasant spring day.

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