Lightning Creek Road

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5/5 (2 reviews)
Custer, South Dakota (Custer County)
Last Updated: 09/23/2020

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A well-groomed forest helps define Lightning Creek Road from start to finish. This scenic drive through the lush terrain sports an abundance of wildflowers, wildlife, and mature pine trees. The forest here is an example of what can be done to reduce the risk of forest fires and beetle kill infestation while creating a visually stimulating view. Near the north end of the route, you will be treated to a magnificent view of the Black Hills and the Crazy Horse Memorial in the distance.

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Trail Reviews

5/5 (2)
Visited: 06/14/2021

Easy gravel road with some limited dispersed camp sites. Most sites are over grown and full of grass. At the end of the road if you take a right on custers limestone rd and go to the first bend in the road, there’s some great pull off camp spots with great views, if you can deal with the wind.
Trail Review: Lightning Creek Road - Matthew Rodgers
Trail Review: Lightning Creek Road - Matthew Rodgers
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Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/18/2020

This is an easy route to drive, but is a visually stimulating road in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The fields were filled with all kinds of wild flowers and the scenic view near the end was worth a short stop for a little camera time.

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