French Creek Natural Area

E French Creek Rd
Custer, SD 57738

Follow the stream, as the trail is not marked or developed. Hikers generally cross French Creek about 42 times. Approximately 8 miles from Horse Camp the trail diverges from the horse trail at the sign to Fisherman's Flat and becomes less defined. Shortly downstream is the Narrows where the canyon pinches together and access is limited to climbing over the cliff (a steep embankment of 60 feet), or swimming (100 feet) through the creek.
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