Expertly researched and created in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, National Park Service and others, National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Black Hills South is an essential travel companion for outdoor enthusiasts exploring this area of South Dakota. The map covers many popular points of interest, including the southern region of Black Hills National Forest, Wind Cave National Park, Custer State Park, Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, Jewel Cave National Monument, Black Elk Wilderness and the iconic Mt. Rushmore National Memorial. Also included is background information about each of these areas, rules and regulations, safety tips and contact information.
The map will guide you along precisely drawn trails with mileage indicators and that are color-coded according to designated usage. The Centennial and George S. Mickelson Trails are both highlighted and trails that are part of the National Recreation Trail system are duly noted. To aid in your navigation of the area, the map also includes water features, contour lines and elevations; hundreds of numbered forest service roads, OHV routes and driveable trails; and colored boundaries for parks, forest, wilderness, conservation and wildlife areas. Some of the maps many recreation features are campgrounds, cabins and shelters, motorized and non-motorized trailheads, interpretive trails, swimming areas. boat launch points and scenic overlooks.
Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
Other features found on this map include: Angostura Reservoir, Battle Mountain, Bear Mountain, Black Elk Wilderness, Black Hills National Forest, Flagpole Mountain, Harney Peak, Medicine Mountain, Mount Coolidge, Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park.