July 9, 2012
A friend and I just completed the entire trail a few days ago. We did the trail over 2 days, about 5.5 hours each day including time to eat and enjoy the scenery. We started in Deadwood, spent the night at a campground just south of Hill City and then finished the following day in Edgemont. The trail is usually about 8' wide and nothing technical about it. The challenging parts (depending on the section) are the climbs which in and of themselves aren't bad. The scenery is awesome, from rocky canyons to open meadows to creeks, bridges and tunnels, pine trees, spruce, ponds, deer, birds, etc.