Pierre Native Plant Arboretum

Map of TRACK Trail at Pierre Native Plant Arboretum

The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum and Nature Area TRACK Trail is a flat 0.3 mile loop that features a gazebo and several benches to relax and enjoy.

The Arboretum covers 4 acres of the 24 acre nature area along the Missouri River. The area offers an example of plants, mammals and birds found in a mixed flood plain community. Look for deer, wild turkey, mourning doves, bald eagles, songbirds and pheasant.

The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum is located off the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail which runs several miles along the Missouri River shoreline. 

Track an adventure here
Collectible sticker for Pierre Native Plant Arboretum

Location Details

Recreational Features: Paved Bike Path, Picnic Tables, Birding
Amenities:
ADA Compliant:
Seasonality: Open all year
Mulch path through autumn foliage
Kids in Parks trailhead sign
Fall foliage on native trees
Sunlight streaming through fall foliage
Fruit on a tree
Maple leaves in autumn
Red and yellow fall foliage
Sign for Pierre Native Plant arboretum
Natural path through trees

Adventures for Pierre Native Plant Arboretum

Birds of the Pierre Native Plant Arboretum brochure
Hiking

Pierre: Birds of the Arboretum

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
The Birds of Pierre Arboretum brochure shows kids where to look for different birds along the trail. The brochure contains illustrations of some of the more common woodland birds and information on how to identify them through various clues. 
Finding Fall Foliage brochure
Hiking

Pierre: Finding Fall Foliage

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
Fall is a great time of year to hike at the Arboretum. You can see nature preparing for winter. During your hike today, see how many of these trees that help paint the landscape you can find.
Nature's Hide and Seek brochure
Hiking

Pierre: Hide N' Seek

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
The Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Some of them are hard to find, others are easy. Best of all, the adventure never ends because every time you walk the trail you will discover new things hiding in nature.
The Need for Trees brochure
Hiking

Pierre: Need for Trees

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, kids will discover six of the more common trees found along the trail. During their adventure, kids will learn about the need that people and other animals have for trees and about the roles trees play in the forest.
Animal Athletes brochure
Hiking

Pierre: Animal Athletes

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
The Animal Athletes adventure challenges kids to exercise with the animals. This brochure gives kids eight different animal exercises they can do along the trail. From hummingbird hand-swings to lizard pushups, kids are sure to have fun getting in shape with the animals during their outdoor adventures.
Tracks and Traces brochure
Hiking

Pierre: Tracks & Traces

Difficulty:
Easy
Trail length:
0.30
No animal can pass through an area without leaving traces. As you walk down the trail, use this brochure to discover the types of tracks and traces animals leave behind.

Directions

1200 Izaak Walton Road
Pierre, SD 57501 ‎
Latitude: 44.348894400000
Longitude: -100.320122200000

The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum is located in the City of Pierre, SD. From Hwy 90, go north on US-83 for 33 miles. Once you get into Pierre, SD, turn right onto S Washington Ave, left on E Park St, right on S Lincoln Ave and left on E Pawn St. Izaak Walton Rd will be on your right. The Arboretum can also be accessed along the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail. 

Partners

The TRACK Trail program is sponsored by the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation.

The Pierre Native Plant Arboretum TRACK Trail was made possible through partnerships formed between the South Dakota State Parks Department, the City of Pierre and the Kids in Parks program with funds provided by South Dakota Department of Health, Healthy South Dakota Program.