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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.
      Region Details
      • 3
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      • 27
      • 12
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of 3 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
      5,007 ft
      Total Vertical
      673 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,826 ft
      Reports
      153
      Photos
      41
      Ridden Counter
      4,739

      Photos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      trail: M East
      14 |
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 11:21pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      trail: M East
      10 |
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 11:21pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      trail: M East
      14 |
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 11:20pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      trail: M East
      12 |
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 11:20pm
      Mar 25, 2020

      Videos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      Dirks Draw Upper & Lower - M Hill HLMP
      3:32 | 552 | Jan 12, 2018 , Rapid City

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Dirk's Draw
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      3 days
      IdealSoDakXplrerLots of lose rocks. Could trim the grass too
      Dirk's Draw Red Dragon
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      3 days
      DrySoDakXplrerVery overgrown
      Upper Rim
      Jun 22, 2020 @ 5:09pm
      Jun 22, 2020
      DryLukeAKruegerThis trail is very reliable, though slick...
      Far West
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 12:01pm
      Jun 20, 2020
      DryLukeAKruegerThis trail dries out pretty quickly...
      Sunset North
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 1:27pm
      Apr 29, 2020
      Drycsverhul
      Upper Wild Turkey
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 1:27pm
      Apr 29, 2020
      Drycsverhul
      Mid Wild Turkey
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 1:26pm
      Apr 29, 2020
      Drycsverhul
      Lower Wild Turkey
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 1:26pm
      Apr 29, 2020
      Drycsverhul
      Sunset South
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 3:05pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Drycsverhul
      The Blizzard
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 3:04pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      Drycsverhul

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1923653DkostenriddentrailDirk's Draw Jump Line
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 8:13pm
      11 hours
      user #2344096ReflectiveBeltswishlisttrailSun Climb and 3 more
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 8:17pm
      1 days
      user #2264540TrekkerPatwishlisttrailNorth Loop
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 12:44pm
      2 days
      user #1150612SoDakXplreraddreportDirk's Draw and 1 more
      Aug 6, 2020 @ 8:23pm
      2 days
      user #1714647MTBWITHSAMriddentrailOld Trail
      Aug 3, 2020 @ 11:04pm
      Aug 3, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1393893Mathias314trailSunset SouthReally fun rocks on the side great for jumping
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 1:03pm
      Jul 6, 2020
      user #1830780Trent1trailDirk's DrawDry
      Apr 20, 2020 @ 10:32pm
      Apr 20, 2020
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailCliffs of DoverWhy is this black?
      Jan 2, 2020 @ 10:00am
      Jan 2, 2020
      user #1175623tkjacobs21trailFar WestAGREED! Definitely NOT a trail for riding in...
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 10:21am
      Aug 9, 2019
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailFar WestYou will ruin this trail if you ride it wet.
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Aug 8, 2019

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