We will have three full days to spend in CSP (staying at Blue Bell), and we aim to do a lot of hiking. At least one half day will be dedicated to hiking in Wind Cave, and we also plan to see Mt. Rushmore. Devils Tower/Spearfish Canyon will have a separate day outside of these three.
We typically like moderate hikes of no longer than about 4 miles per hike. We are fine with doing an out and back of a longer trail but only going partway as long as the first couple miles are fairly scenic. One thing I can't handle is any sheer drop offs, as I am not a fan of heights and get vertigo on drop-offs. I don't mind being up high, as long as the edge of the trail is not a straight drop (like Angels Landing in Zion is).
I think hiking to Harney Peak (I think it's called something else now?) is out of our wheelhouse.
Do you have any other suggested trails that fit my description? I would love a variety of scenery and also some trails that get us up somewhat high to get a nice view.
I have read about Sunday Gulch Trail but worry how difficult the rock scrambling is. I know there are handrails--is it fairly doable? I also looked at Lovers Leap Trail because it looks like it has nice views. Is it pretty strenuous though? Are there any sheer drop offs?
I am not opposed to shorter, flat, easy hikes, too, but would like at least one trail that's longer than a couple miles and has us climb a bit.