United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Hiking alone in Black Hills/Badlands/Devil's Tower?

Jump to last reply

I'm spending 4 days in South Dakota next month to see Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, the Badlands and Devil's Tower (WY). It looks like it will be a solo trip. I was wondering if mid-June will be busy enough that it will be safe to do some hikes alone, that there will be enough people out and about, that I won't really be alone. I'm not worried about wild animals, but rather, creeps who might get bad ideas seeing a woman hiking alone.

When I was in Austria years ago, there was a hike to a castle ruin that I wanted to take, but there were two unsavory guys that clearly took note of me and I erred on the side of caution and aborted the hike before it even began since it didn't to be a well trafficked hike.

8 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Flights from Bay Area to Orlando, Florida
  2. 2 Road Trip From Dallas to RMNP through CO Springs.
  3. 3 San Fran to Crater Lake? round trip one week
  4. 4 Big Island Fans - will we like Maui?
  5. 5 Victoria Clipper to Friday Harbor/San Juan Islands
  6. 6 Looking for One night commutable to NYC (Solo)
  7. 7 December Break Need Recommendations for Southern Travel
  8. 8 Santa Fe-Best Time of Year to Visit
  9. 9 Texas and Deep South Road Trip - with Limited Time!
  10. 10 2 day in Adirondack park
  11. 11 Bienville Hotel or Le Marais in New Orleans French Quarter
  12. 12 A specific safety issue in Area Hell's Kitchen, 43th West Street
  13. 13 Question about a private tour in Florence from Livorno port
  14. 14 Easiest US airports to get to/from with public transportation
  15. 15 Itinerary suggestion needed for DC
  16. 16 Re-Visit DC
  17. 17 ONP-San Juan Islds or Victoria-Seattle - what's best itinerary for 8 days?
  18. 18 Places to stay in DC
  19. 19 Seeking thoughtful advice on Yellowstone/Tetons trip!
  20. 20 Finger Lakes Itinerary Help
  21. 21 Looking For Something New Around The Bay Area!
  22. 22 Please help me with my Minnesota itinerary
  23. 23 Seattle, Portland, and day trips all around
  24. 24 Trip Report Another Californian Odyssey (June/July 2014)
  25. 25 Staying in Hollywood or Santa Monica area?
View next 25 » Back to the top