Route: Centennial Trail (SD)

South Dakota, US

This trail was built in 1989 to mark the 100th anniversary of South Dakota’s statehood.  It is an 111-mile trail that will take you through prairies and mountainous areas.  The trail begins at Bear Butte State Park, travels through the Fort Mead Recreation Area, Black Hills National Forest, Custer State Park and ends in Wind Cave National Park.


2007: Thru hiker than completed the distance over 5 1/2 days
2014: Thru hiker in 4 3/4 days

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I will be attempting this starting super early Friday, June 22nd and hope to conclude Saturday night. I will be going southbound.

Any news on what happened with the attempt? 

I had to stop around mile 80 with some medical issues. I plan to attempt again this year.