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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
      Thrush Drive Parking Lot 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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      Open on Oct 5, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #2,277
      State Ranking
      #3
      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 Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      5,007 ft
      Total Vertical
      673 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,826 ft
      Reports
      77
      Photos
      3
      Ridden Counter
      1,815

      Photos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Sun Climb
      46 |
      May 3, 2018 @ 5:15pm
      May 3, 2018
      Sun Climb, Rapid City
      trail: Sun Climb
      61 |
      Oct 10, 2017 @ 3:59pm
      Oct 10, 2017
      Sun Climb, My City
      trail: Sun Climb
      77 |
      Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:43pm
      Dec 17, 2016
      Sun Climb, Rapid City
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      Videos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      Dirks Draw Upper & Lower - M Hill HLMP
      3:32 | 160 | Jan 12, 2018 , Rapid City
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      user #1425810iaest651reportFar EastTrees removed
      Oct 14, 2018 @ 3:55pm
      Oct 14, 2018
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailLower Rock GardenIs this serious?
      Jul 13, 2018 @ 8:41pm
      Jul 13, 2018
      user #1283068GaetanHemondtrailFar EastVery wet. I did not realize this trail was dry...
      Jul 9, 2018 @ 7:54am
      Jul 9, 2018
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailDirk's DrawSwoopy and slalomy
      May 31, 2018 @ 8:32pm
      May 31, 2018
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailSun ClimbDo it as a downhill! Some steep rock garden...
      May 31, 2018 @ 8:29pm
      May 31, 2018
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