Rankin Ridge Nature Trail
Trail is a loop beginning and ending at the parking lot at Rankin Ridge. There are 14 interpretive stops placed a irregular intervals along the path.
The fire tower itself is closed to public access but the trail provides great panoramic views of the Black Hills.
Rankin Ridge Nature Trail Guide - 496 k PDF
Did You Know?
Winds caused by changes in barometric pressure are what give Wind Cave its name. These winds have been measured at the cave's walk-in entrance at over 70 mph. The winds at the natural entrance of the cave attracted the attention of Native Americans and early settlers.