End-to-End Hike Overview:
The Centennial Trail travels through one national park, passes directly next to a second national park, navigates two state parks, three national forest districts, one BLM segment, one wildlife refuge and one national recreation area.
There exists a lofty beginning and a magnificent ending. From subterranean features, grasslands with roaming buffalo herds, deep thick forests where bear forage and lakes large enough for fishing – the landscape is ever changing. History adds to the variety of the immersive experience.
This end-to-end hike of the Centennial Trail in South Dakota is nearly two weeks in length. The trail is approximately 120-miles, we will hike approximately 111-miles of its length averaging 10 to 12 miles per day in rolling and occasional steep terrain with one town stop in the middle of the hike. All hikers will be rewarded with immersion in the daily hiking routine, including self-care, orienteering skills and Leave No Trace principles.
Guiding permits have been applied for and attained for this end-to-end hike of the Centennial Trail with the exception of a 9.2-mile segment which will be the only segment of the trail we will not be permitted to hike as a group.
Draft Itinerary: centennial-trail-daily-schedule-updated-december-2016
Hiking Dates and Per Person Rate:
End-to-End Hike – May 29-June 11, 2017
$1,645 per person
Section Hike – May 29-June 4, 2017
$1,000 per person
* Our end-to-end hike pricing is competitive and all-inclusive from airport pick-up on Monday, May 29th to airport drop-off on Sunday, June 11th. Once you arrive to the airport your only expenses should be meals when not in the field and souvenirs.
* Lodging, double occupancy included – pre-hike and post-hike evenings in Rapid City, SD and mid-hike town stop in Hillside, SD. A mandatory Meet and Greet will be held at 3p on May 29th. We will use this time to review the itinerary and divide group gear, equipment and food.
* All in the field meals; beginning with lunch on May 30th and concluding with breakfast on June 11th, continental breakfast at lodging facilities when available.
* Transportation to and from trailheads for active hikers.
* Permit and campsite fees when required.
* Bootleg databook and map set for all registrants.
* All essential group gear and equipment – personal gear and equipment as requested.
* Additional per day details will be updated.
* Daily mileage ranging from 10 to 14-miles.
* Average temperatures for Rapid City, SD – low 42-51-degrees and high 66-76-degrees.
* Campsites will be chosen daily (unless required otherwise by public land agencies), water sources unreliable, weather conditions unknown.
* Leave No Trace practices will be followed throughout the hike.
Refer to our cancellation policy under the FAQ Link. This offering requires an increased non-refundable application fee of $350.
Subject to Change:
All course offerings, including dates and location, are subject to change.
Reservations are first request, first reserve.