Hiking & Biking Trails

The Meridian Trails System

The Meridian Trails System offers over 40 miles of trails filled with scenic beauty and several historic sites. All trails in the city are paved and lighted. Trails leading to the lake area and throughout the campgrounds are all paved and some sections are lighted. Trail maps are available at the Yankton Chamber and Visitors Center. The following are locations and descriptions of the trails:

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Marne Creek West Trail

Hiking & Biking Trails Outdoor Recreation

.75 miles, 8′ wide crushed concrete, slight slope. This trail leads from the Marne Creek West Greenway, home to the community gardens and dog park, […]

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Majestic Bluffs Trail

Hiking & Biking Trails Outdoor Recreation

.5 miles, 10’ wide concrete, flat grade. This trail is located near the Majestic Bluffs living community at 2111 W. 11th St. and ovals around […]

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Lewis and Clark Lake Trail

Hiking & Biking Trails Outdoor Recreation

6.9 miles including loops, 8’ wide asphalt, flat grade. This scenic trail winds from the Pierson Ranch Recreation Area and throughout the Lewis & Clark Recreation […]

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James River Trail

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4.3 miles, 5’ wide, paved only one mile and flat from Rotary Park along East 7th Street, Highway 50, Ferdig Avenue and East 8th Street. The […]

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Highway 52 Trail

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3.14 miles, 8’ wide asphalt, flat with one moderate incline exceeding five percent. Ride between Yankton and the Lewis & Clark Lake area on this trail, […]

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Gavins Point Nature Trail

Hiking & Biking Trails Outdoor Recreation

1.2 miles, hiking trail, natural wood chip and dirt surface, which winds through native woods, across meadows and past scenic overlooks. This trail, located in the […]

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Fantle Memorial Park Trail

Hiking & Biking Trails Outdoor Recreation

1 mile around the perimeter of park with additional interior trails, perimeter is 6’ wide concrete, interior trails are 8’ wide asphalt, flat grade. Memorial […]

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Deer Boulevard Trail

Hiking & Biking Trails Outdoor Recreation

1.875 miles, 10’ wide, crushed asphalt surface, flat grade. This trail connects with Chief White Crane Trail and Lewis & Clark Lake Trail.  

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Chief White Crane Trail

Hiking & Biking Trails Outdoor Recreation

1 mile, 9’ wide crushed asphalt surface, flat grade. This trail travels throughout the Chief White Crane Recreation Area and connects to the Deer Boulevard Trail […]

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