The TRACK Trail to the Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower is a moderate 0.6-mile loop hike.
The historic tower stands at the summit. It was built by the Society of Black Hills Pioneers in 1919 under the leadership of Captain Seth Bullock of Deadwood and dedicated to his friend, President Theodore Roosevelt.
From the top, you can see the beautiful landscape that was so special to these good friends. You may spot Bear Butte to the northeast and up to fifteen other buttes and peaks on a clear day.
Have fun as you travel the trail, exploring the Black Hills, and discovering its wonders!
Adventures for Mount Roosevelt Friendship Tower
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From Deadwood, South Dakota take US Highway 85 north for 1.5 miles. Turn west on Forest Service Road 133 and drive for about 2 miles to the Mt. Roosevelt Picnic area. The trail begins at the picnic area.
This TRACK Trail made possible through a collaboration with the Black Hills National Forest.