The Playground - Hidden Acres

The Needles of Rushmore

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This is the vast terrain that starts at the S side of the lake and stretches up the creeks and ridge for almost two miles to the S and SW. It is composed of a vast array of formations that range from little spires to 300-foot towers. The area is amazing and is a great testament to the quantity of quality granite in the Black Hills. This area represents a significant challenge in order to locate formations and routes. Directions: From the entrance of Mt Rushmore National Park, continue NW on Hwy-244 for 2.3 miles and turn left on the gravel road for Horsethief Lake Trailhead, which is just before the lake. Follow this for 0.2 miles to the first (upper) Horsethief parking lot. Approach: Start on Horsethief Lake Trail #14 and follow until noted.

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  • 11a - 11d
  • 12a - 12d
  • 13a >
  • Roadside Rock
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  • Horsethief Spire
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  • 3-Way Tie
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  • Streak Wall
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  • The Playground (Hidden Acres West)
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  • The Playground (Hidden Acres East)
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  • Labor Day Weekend
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  • American Gothic
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  • High Point
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  • The Playground (Hidden Acres South)
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  • Chockstone Corridor
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  • The Patio
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