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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.
      Region Details
      • 3
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      • 27
      • 12
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 13, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #823
      State Ranking
      #1
      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
      135
      Photos
      17
      Ridden Counter
      3,575

      Photos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Dirk's Draw
      21 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:58am
      Jul 31, 2019
      trail: Dirk's Draw
      12 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:58am
      Jul 31, 2019
      trail: Dirk's Draw
      22 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Jul 31, 2019
      trail: Dirk's Draw
      18 |
      Jul 31, 2019 @ 10:57am
      Jul 31, 2019

      Videos of Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Mountain Bike

      Dirks Draw Upper & Lower - M Hill HLMP
      3:32 | 340 | Jan 12, 2018 , Rapid City

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Far West
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:21am
      Aug 13, 2019
      DryMarkSchwab
      Sunset South
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:21am
      Aug 13, 2019
      DryMarkSchwab
      Mid Wild Turkey
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:21am
      Aug 13, 2019
      DryMarkSchwabRocky
      Cowboy Hill Road
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 1:31pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      DryPowerwagon2500Loose rock and bad drainage.
      Dirk's Draw
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 1:30pm
      Jul 24, 2019
      DryPowerwagon2500Vary loose rock at the end.
      Sunrise Loop
      Jun 18, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Jun 18, 2019
      Drytkjacobs21 BHT Severely in need of string trimming
      Founders Valley East
      Jun 17, 2019 @ 7:41pm
      Jun 17, 2019
      DryRapidRider94Sides are cleared, should be fast!
      Leonard Swanson
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 5:32pm
      Jun 6, 2019
      VariableRastatheRider
      The Blizzard
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 5:32pm
      Jun 6, 2019
      DryRastatheRider
      Upper Wild Turkey
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 10:44am
      Jun 5, 2019
      VariableTy-Christoffer

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1958514StromboliwishlisttrailWagoneer North and 42 more
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 8:23am
      Oct 18, 2019
      user #1140568parsonsj6riddentrailCowboy Hill Road and 9 more
      Sep 10, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Sep 10, 2019
      user #1844499LeasejoshriddentrailThe Blizzard
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 6:41am
      Aug 30, 2019
      user #114269brenthillierupdatetrailB Link and 38 more
      Aug 26, 2019 @ 12:51pm
      Aug 26, 2019
      user #1552373MarkSchwabaddreportFar West and 2 more
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 2:04pm
      Aug 13, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1848648JaceOldhamtrailSunrise LoopVery Very Muddy
      Jul 9, 2019 @ 9:20am
      Jul 9, 2019
      user #1487099Ty-ChristoffertrailUpper Wild Turkeyvery fun downhill with some nice tech sections...
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 10:42am
      Jun 5, 2019
      user #1487099Ty-ChristoffertrailFar Westnice pretty mellow climb that will take you to...
      Jun 5, 2019 @ 10:39am
      Jun 5, 2019

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