The most important thing you can do to remain safe while exploring Pipestone National Monument is to remain on the paved trail while hiking. Keep the following points in mind:
- Ticks and poison ivy are easily encountered off the paved trail.
- Quarries are especially dangerous because they are often steep, deep, and lined with loose rock that could cause injury or a fall.
- The areas of the trail with steps as well as the floor of the demonstration quarry can be slick when wet.
- No drinking water is available along the trail.