Crystal Cave Trail

Total Miles
4.6

Elevation

1465.91 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Crystal Cave is a very easy ride to the end of the trail where you will find an overlook to what many call the "Mini Grand Canyon" of the Black Hills. The trail is a two lane maintained gravel road that passes through a residential area for approximately 2.5 miles and towards the end of the residential area it narrows down to a single lane road. Signs are posted along the way to ride slowly to be considerate of the homes in the area. The view at the end of the trail is spectacular and worth the time. Elk Creek Trailhead is about half way of the entire trail and is a small parking lot for hiking on the Elk Creek Trail.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

1

Access Description

Access Crystal Cave off Vanocker Canyon Road (paved). Crystal Cave Trail is the same as Runkle Road on road maps.