Thing to Do

Pet Friendly Hikes

Wind Cave National Park

a leashed dog on a trail in winter
Wind Cave offers two pet friendly trails.

NPS Photo

Wind Cave National Park

Elk Mountain Campground Trail

1 mile / 1.6 km (round trip)
The grassland and forest meet on this trail around the campground. During September and October, elk may be heard bugling at dawn and dusk.
Trailhead: Located in the Elk Mountain Campground, across from the amphitheater.

Prairie Vista Trail

Approximately 1 mile / 1.6 km (round trip)
Stroll the prairie grasslands from the visitor center. Waysides provide information along the way.
Trailhead: Begin this loop trail at the picnic area, located 1000 feet north of the visitor center.

Last updated: February 18, 2024