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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Rankin Ridge Nature Trail

1.0 Miles

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

Rankin Ridge Nature Trail Map
Rankin Ridge Nature Trail Map

Did You Know?

Natural Entrance of Wind Cave

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.