Minnekahata Trailhead | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota
  • Minnekahata Trailhead
    Minnekahata Trailhead

    Minnekahata was originally a water stop and the junction of the Hot Springs branch of the railroad. The water in this area is so hard that water had to be brought in by tank cars, and pumped into the water tower to have it available for the steam locomotives. In the early 1890s, tourists came by train to enjoy the warm water spas of Hot Springs.

Minnekahata was originally a water stop and the junction of the Hot Springs branch of the railroad. The water in this area is so hard that water had to be brought in by tank cars, and pumped into the water tower to have it available for the steam locomotives. In the early 1890s, tourists came by train to enjoy the warm water spas of Hot Springs.

Mile Post: 16.2

16 miles to Edgemont Trailhead

Directions

1/2 mile east of the Jct. of Hwys. 18 and 89