- This is the only time that the public can witness in such close proximity the nine story tall face of the Native American Chief.
- The hike is 6.2 miles in total length
- A June weekend event
Overview: This is the only time that the public can witness in such close proximity to the nine-story tall face of the Native American Chief. The hike is 6.2 miles in total length – that's the round trip. It generally draws up to 15,000 participants.
When: Spring Volksmarch is June 1-2, 2019 AND Fall Volksmarch is September 29, 2019
Where: Crazy Horse Monument
Fees: a small entry fee per person
Details: The sculpture of Crazy Horse began in 1948 when the first blast took place on the mountain. The event has taken place on a Saturday and Sunday in June for the past 20 years.
There is no advance registration, but all hikers must check in at the starting point. The Memorial gates open at 6 a.m., and starting times for the hike are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Hikers must register by 1 p.m. and be off the trail by 4 p.m. No pets of any kind are allowed on the trail.