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Summer Activities

Summertime at Great Bear

Spend a Great Day in the Great Outdoors.

Great Bear Recreation Park offers more than 220 acres of natural splendor just waiting to be discovered. Our park, just minutes from Sioux Falls, SD, features the Ralph and Doris Wallin Nature Trail, which winds through hills and valleys and offers hikers spectacular views of Sioux Falls, as well as secluded Burr Oak canopied creek bottoms and stunning wild flowers. This 4-mile (6-kilometer) trail system has 3 distinct loops ranging from an ADA-rated hard surfaced trail for leisurely strolls to challenging primitive deer trails for a true backcountry experience.

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Great Bear Ski Valley warm weather activities include:

  • 4 miles of hiking trails
  • Varied terrain for different skill levels
  • Amazing scenic overlook
  • Beautiful natural vistas
  • Ideal picnicking spots
  • Great on-leash dog walking areas
  • Close to the city convenience
  • 32 miles of visibility on a clear day from Overlook Trail
  • Picture perfect settings with wooden bridges crossing creeks and ponds throughout 220 acres

    Your Guide to Outdoor Fun.

    Great Bear Recreation Park offers a 4-mile (6-kilometer) trail system just waiting to be discovered. Our park, just minutes from the city, features the Ralph and Doris Wallin Nature Trail which winds through hills and valleys. Click the link below for the Great Bear’s summer trail map that will make planning a great day outdoors as easy as a walk in the woods.

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    Come to Great Bear for skiing, snowboarding, tubing & more in Sioux Falls, SD. We also offer a location for weddings, corporate events, family reunions & more. 605-367-4309 https://greatbearpark.com/media/library/fluid-mod-setting/12/logo/greatbear-logo.svg https://greatbearpark.com/media/library/fluid-mod-page/2/slideshow_home/Vanderberg_K_FS-8_2.jpg 5901 E Rice Street Sioux Falls SD 57110 US 43.57800230 -96.66454690 2401 W 49th Street Sioux Falls SD 57105 US 43.50791580 -96.75540070 https://www.facebook.com/GreatBearSkiValley/ https://twitter.com/GreatBearSF https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk0KBXfjy1R8PGQxJXfz8Jw https://www.instagram.com/greatbearskivalley/ Su 09:00-21:00 Mo 15:00-21:00 Tu 15:00-21:00 We 15:00-21:00 Th 15:00-21:00 Fr 09:00-22:00 Sa 09:00-21:00

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    Great Bear is a great place to learn how to ski. We rent the best equipment so you can have the best day on the slopes. Our downhill and cross country ski rentals are industry-leading Rossingnol products. We also offer snowboard and adaptive ski equipment at affordable rates. Combined with an affordable season pass for your favorite area or an all-area pass, you never have to miss a second of the excitement this winter. Adaptive Ski Equipment – Great Bear has a limited supply of adaptive ski equipment available to the public at no charge. Please call 605-367-6031 for further information.

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