The Custer State Park Halloween Hike will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct 28-29, 2016.
The 2-mile trail will be lit only by jack-o-lanterns and tiki torches as visitors hike their way from the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center to the Game Lodge Campground, and then returning to the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center.
This year’s theme takes on a Harry Potter spin featuring Swagrid and a twist on your favorite characters. Participants will stop at five locations to watch actors that include Harry, Ron, and Hermione find the culprit that has put a transfiguring spell on employees and the wildlife of Custer State Park. Will they find the culprit before it’s too late? Each hike is led by a guide and will last approximately 60 minutes. The jack-o-lanterns are donated by local businesses and carved by the Hermosa Elementary School students. Actors and guides include Custer State Park staff and Black Hills State University Outdoor Education Program students.
Hikes depart from the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center every 15 minutes starting with the first hike at 5:30pm and the last hike at 8:00pm each night. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (605) 255-4464. There is no fee for the hike; however, a park entrance license is required and can be purchased at the Peter Norbeck Outdoor Education Center upon your arrival to the Halloween Hike.