Hiking the Black Hills Country

This is the Black Hills region entry in the extensive Falcon Guides series. This covers the entire region, including Badlands and nearby Wind Cave National Park. When looking for a hiking guide book of a park, we generally look for the Falcon Guide first. With few exceptions, they are very good at what they do. There is also a much shorter “Best Easy Day Hikes” companion book, that describes only the shorter hikes. It is listed next.

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Best Easy Day Hikes Black Hills Country

This is the Black Hills region entry in the extensive Falcon Guides Best Easy Day Hikes series. This is the shorter version of the book above. It focuses on the shorter, easier hikes in the book, although some can still be quite steep. There is less general information, and the trail information is more abbreviated, but if all you plan to do is the quick and easy trails, you can save a little money over the full guide above.

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Badlands National Park

This book is part of the Images of America series. It contains history and stories, along with a large number of historical photographs.

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Badlands: The Story Behind the Scenery

This is the Badlands National Park edition of the common “The Story Behind the Scenery” series. These books are very commonly found in the visitor centers and gift shops of the parks. They are short, but they provide good photos and general information on the park itself.

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