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    Wind Cave

    National Park South Dakota

Sanctuary Trail

3.6 Miles

The trail begins on the east side of Hwy 87 about one mile north of the Rankin Ridge fire tower road. This mildly strenuous trail follows the rolling hills of the prairie, crosses a large prairie dog town and ends at the Highland Creek Trail. View the Rankin Ridge fire tower at the intersection of the Centennial Trail. This trail provided a fire break for the 1988 controlled fire of 2400 acres. The trail is faint in places, but can still be easily followed.

 
Sanctuary Trail Map
Sanctuary Trail Map.
NPS Map

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Porcupine in tree

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