Skunk Creek Spur is a loop trail in Sioux Falls. The trail can be a real treat if you are in South Dakota and need to get away from the bustling Sioux Falls City. Anyone can enjoy riding on the nicely paved trail, including small children. The park is dog-friendly, so you may encounter joggers and hikers with their dogs. We found the trail to be an easy one. You will cruise through the entire loop and may finish in less than 3 hours. Here are quick facts about the loop trail.
The Skunk Creek Spur trail is the perfect place to be if you are looking to ride a bike on an obstacle-free tree. It is part of the 19-mile Sioux Falls Bike Trail. The most exciting thing about the trail is that it is not a typical, one-way bike trail. Instead, it is a 9.7-mile loop paved with asphalt and wood on some parts. You can enjoy road biking on the entire loop or its sections regardless of your cycling skills.
The trail glides along Skunk Creek, a stream in South Dakota. It parallels the famous Big Sioux on its west side, starting at Sertoma Park. The Spur trail continues north for about 2 miles before branching left. It goes through Dunham Park, Legacy Park and ends at Family Park.
Some of the trail’s sections are wooded, but the majority of it is open parkland with endless river views.
As the trail goes through parks, there are multiple benches and picnic tables for resting. The parks you will bike through include:
We found the open space on the Skunk Creek Spur pleasant. The fields and river views are breathtaking, especially if you haven’t left the city in a while.
Family Park has small lakes with gravel trails around them.