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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
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      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
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      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      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
      4,964 ft
      Total Vertical
      673 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,826 ft
      Reports
      378
      Photos
      77
      Ridden Counter
      11,745

      Photos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Upper Rim
      4 |
      May 1, 2024 @ 1:25pm
      May 1, 2024
      trail: Far West
      10 |
      Apr 10, 2024 @ 1:44pm
      Apr 10, 2024
      trail: Far West
      24 |
      Oct 25, 2023 @ 3:06pm
      Oct 25, 2023
      trail: M East
      10 |
      Oct 25, 2023 @ 2:53pm
      Oct 25, 2023
      trail: M West
      8 |
      Oct 2, 2023 @ 12:10pm
      Oct 2, 2023
      11 |
      Oct 2, 2023 @ 12:08pm
      Oct 2, 2023
      trail: Sunset North
      17 |
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 7:58pm
      Jul 22, 2023
      29 |
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 11:59pm
      Jul 16, 2023

      Videos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      crash
      114 | May 8, 2022
      Wyatts crash
      | Jan 13, 2021
      Wyatts crash
      | Jan 13, 2021
      Dirks Draw Upper & Lower - M Hill HLMP
      3:32 | 1386 | Jan 12, 2018 , Rapid City

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      GlingruentrailFar WestFun climb, but bomb it down. Don't forget to...
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 11:44pm
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      GlingruentrailNorth LoopRide it clockwise. The climb going...
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 11:35pm
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      GlingruentrailSaint JohnsFun and flowy downhill. Good corners with...
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 11:33pm
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      GlingruentrailNorthern ExposureSome great berms and some good flowy...
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 11:32pm
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      GlingruentrailWagoneerI use this mainly as a connector climb to get...
      Jul 16, 2023 @ 11:30pm
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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5027 miles4,964 ft13 miles673 ft
      #507#2667737419,803
      E-Bike5027 miles4,964 ft13 miles673 ft
      #186#67374265
      Hike5027 miles4,964 ft13 miles673 ft
      #335#2123781289
      Trail Running5027 miles4,964 ft13 miles673 ft
      #339#213374943
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