3 Cool Hikes That Are Just Right For A Hot Summer Day

After what turned out to be a rainy June, the weather finally seems to be drying out and heating up.

But don’t let the hot days deter you from hiking some of the region’s beautiful trails. With these three trails, you can still enjoy the great outdoors without getting overheated.

  • Northern Hills: Devil’s Bathtub — Located in Spearfish Canyon, this is probably one of the Hills most popular hikes in the summer, especially on sweltering days. The 1.1-mile trail crosses the creek multiple times, so it’s best to wear shoes that can get wet. More adventurous types can enjoy sliding down the waterfall toward the end of the hike.
  • Central Hills: Little Elk Creek Trail — Along this 5-mile trail near Piedmont, you’ll get gorgeous views of canyon walls as Little Elk Creek bubbles happily along the path. If you’re up for an extra mile, you can also take a dip in Dalton Lake about a mile from the end of the trail.
  • Southern Hills: Lovers’ Leap Trail — Lots of creek crossings along this moderately difficult, popular trail in Custer State Park. Panoramic views from the summit more than make up for some of the more strenuous portions and navigating poison ivy.

2018 Honda CR-V interior

After you’ve tackled your trek through the woods, the Honda CR-V will provide you and your hiking partners a smooth, comfortable ride home. With dual-zone climate control, everyone inside will be at the just-right temperature.

As the driver, you’ll enjoy that 12-way power seat, including four-way lumbar support and memory function. Your passengers will be able to relax in comfort with four-way power seats.

Take a look at all our new CR-Vs in stock.