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      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park (HLMP), a non-profit, privately operated park, is home to nearly 20 miles of world class biking, hiking and running recreational trails on 300 acres of impeccable Black Hills terrain near the heart of Rapid City’s historic downtown district. Funding for the development and operation of the park uses no tax dollars or public funds. Edna Marie “Eddie” Larsen, a lifelong Hermosa-area ranch owner and resident of Rapid City, who passed away in 2004, had the vision to memorialize her parents, Ed Larsen and Etta Hanson-Larsen, by establishing a trust to build a park in their honor. A small portion of this trail network is on City of Rapid City land and in the Chuck Lien Memorial Park.

      The trails in the Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park have offerings for mountain bikers, hikers and runners of all skill levels, from gently-graded, wide singletrack for beginners and families, to more technical-advanced, rock strewn terrain for more challenging adventures. With majestic views of Mt. Rushmore, Harney Peak, The Badlands and Bear Butte, the Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park has already garnered local and national media attention. HLMP has been featured in a number of stories in the media including South Dakota Magazine , Men’s Journal and Mountain Bike Magazine. The trails at Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park have been compared to some of the “best mountain bike meccas of the west.”
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: M-Hill
      Hansen Larson Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The south trailhead is shared with Rapid City's Founders Park at 1510 West Omaha. The north trailhead is located on Thrush Drive off of West Boulevard.
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      Region Details
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      • 27
      • 12
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 17, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      50
      Trails Mountain Bike
      50
      Trails E-Bike
      50
      Trails Hike
      50
      Trails Trail Running
      50
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      5,007 ft
      Total Vertical
      673 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,826 ft
      Reports
      273
      Photos
      54
      Ridden Counter
      7,313

      Photos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Far East
      42 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:18am
      Jun 6, 2021
      trail: Far East
      29 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:17am
      Jun 6, 2021
      33 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:16am
      Jun 6, 2021
      27 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:15am
      Jun 6, 2021
      trail: Dark Forest
      38 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:14am
      Jun 6, 2021
      27 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:11am
      Jun 6, 2021
      28 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:10am
      Jun 6, 2021
      trail: Upper Rim
      38 |
      Jun 6, 2021 @ 10:08am
      Jun 6, 2021

      Videos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      Wyatts crash
      | Jan 13, 2021
      Wyatts crash
      | Jan 13, 2021
      Dirks Draw Upper & Lower - M Hill HLMP
      3:32 | 918 | Jan 12, 2018 , Rapid City

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1069391k4esteraddtrailTrail 1.1 and 1 more
      Oct 22, 2021 @ 7:58am
      Oct 22, 2021
      user #127501triplejumper50riddentrailNorthern Exposure
      Oct 20, 2021 @ 11:18am
      Oct 20, 2021
      user #635580no1000commenttrailFar West
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 10:08pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      user #2198715ddeverson61riddentrailNorth Horseshoe
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 8:56pm
      Oct 2, 2021
      user #1136861woodtrolladdreportT Trail and 10 more
      Sep 17, 2021 @ 8:29pm
      Sep 17, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #635580no1000trailFar WestIs there snow up there by now? Thinking about...
      Oct 16, 2021 @ 10:08pm
      Oct 16, 2021
      user #2474543MattLane1trailUpper Tower RidgeOut on the trails, this is marked as an upper...
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 9:55pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      user #2474543MattLane1trailDirk's DrawOne of my all time favorite DH trails. Props...
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      user #2474543MattLane1trailSun ClimbThe best climbing trail I've ever ridden. Rock...
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 9:50pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      user #1393893Mathias314trailSunset SouthReally fun rocks on the side great for jumping
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      Jul 6, 2020

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5027 miles5,007 ft13 miles673 ft
      #611#3135626914,328
      E-Bike5027 miles5,007 ft13 miles673 ft
      #167#5126964
      Hike5027 miles5,007 ft13 miles673 ft
      #429#2582731115
      Trail Running5027 miles5,007 ft13 miles673 ft
      #432#258269236
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      • hanson-larsen memorial park activity log | embed map of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park mountain bike trails | hanson-larsen memorial park mountain biking points of interest

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