Wind Cave National Park

Many visitors come to Wind Cave solely to descend into the park's underground passages. While there are great ranger-led tours for casual visitors—and more daring explorations for experienced cavers—the prairie and forest above the cave shouldn't be neglected.

Many visitors come to Wind Cave solely to descend into the park's underground passages. While there are great ranger-led tours for casual visitors—and more daring explorations for experienced cavers—the prairie and forest above the cave shouldn't be neglected.

Many visitors come to Wind Cave solely to descend into the park's underground passages. While there are great ranger-led

Many visitors come to Wind Cave solely to descend into the park's underground passages. While there are great ranger-led tours for casual visitors—and more daring explorations for experienced cavers—the prairie and forest above the cave shouldn't be neglected.

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  • Bicycling

    Bikes are prohibited on all of the park's trails and in the backcountry. Cyclists may ride on designated roads, and on the 111-mile Centennial...

  • Bird-Watching

    Rankin Ridge. See large birds of prey here, including turkey vultures, hawks, and golden eagles. Wind Cave National Park , South Dakota...

  • Hiking

    There are more than 30 miles of hiking trails within the boundaries of Wind Cave National Park, covering ponderosa forest and mixed-grass prairie...

  • Spelunking

    You may not explore the depths of Wind Cave on your own, but you can choose from five ranger-led cave tours, available from June through August...