East Side Parks Loop

East Side Parks Loop

East Side Parks Loop

Lots of great climbs highlight this route on the east side of Sioux Falls and Brandon. Start from Harmodon Park and head south. There are many state parks and recreation areas to visit on your ride. Take in the new visitor center at Good Earth State Park, or pause to enjoy the peaceful waves at Lake Alvin.

Crossing into Iowa you’ll find the unique small town of Granite and Gitchie Manitou Nature Preserve. Going back north into South Dakota you’ll pass some of the tallest broadcast towers in the state. A short detours can also take you to the Beaver Creek Nature Area or Big Sioux Recreation Area. Brandon offers several opportunities to take a break before riding back to Sioux Falls.

Good to know: The roads between Brandon and Sioux Falls can become very busy. Please use care and assert your rights to the lane if necessary.