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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      471
      Trails Mountain Bike
      369
      Trails E-Bike
      112
      Trails Horse
      34
      Trails Hike
      455
      Trails Trail Running
      444
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      11
      Trails Observed Trials
      3
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      7
      Trails Snowmobile
      2
      Trails Snowshoe
      56
      Trails Downhill Ski
      3
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      4
      Trails Nordic Ski
      42
      Total Distance
      892 miles
      Total Descent
      113,222 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,981 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,231 ft
      Reports
      1,341
      Photos
      619
      Ridden Counter
      29,633

      Outside Logo Articles

      Spot Bison in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota
      Jun 15, 2018 from backpacker.com
      Rediscover the bison on this three-day, weekend trek through the prairieland of Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota with advice from Backpacker...
      Custer State Park, SD: Little Devils Tower
      Sep 19, 2013 from backpacker.com
      Scramble up Little Devils Tower on this 3-mile out-and-back that climbs 600 feet to otherworldly views of the Cathedral Spires and South...
      I Saw an Epic Sunset at Badlands National Park
      Nov 2, 2020 from outsideonline.com
      Our 62 Parks Traveler meets bison and sees surreal geography at this South Dakota stop, the 23rd visit on her journey to see every U.S. national park
      Visiting Sacred Ground at Wind Cave National Park
      Oct 11, 2020 from outsideonline.com
      Our 62 Parks Traveler explores miles of hiking trails and one of the largest remaining mixed-grass prairie ecosystems in the country at South...

      Popular SD - Black Hills and Badlands Region Trails

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      Tinton 2019 Updated
      Black Hills
      Sunset South
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Upper Wild Turkey
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Twin Bridges
      Black Hills
      T Trail
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Founders Valley Connector
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Founders Valley
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Mid Wild Turkey
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Founders Park Connect
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      SM TH - #1
      Storm Mountain Trails
      Far West
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      T Trail Connector
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      SM #1 - #2
      Storm Mountain Trails
      Super D
      Black Hills
      Sun Climb
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park

      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Dakota Five-O 2019
      Spearfish
      50 miles
      Foster-Deadman Loop on a Stick
      Storm Mountain Trails
      16 miles
      Hell Canyon Loop
      Jewel Cave National Monument
      5 miles
      Ft. Meade Saturday Fun Ride Reroute
      7th Cavalry Trail System
      7 miles
      Doug's Sick Rip Down M Hill
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      5 miles
      Full Coverage
      7th Cavalry Trail System
      24 miles
      Saturday runners
      Sturgis
      7 miles
      Music on Main #5 2021
      7th Cavalry Trail System
      9 miles
      2020 Sturgis Chamber Volksmarch
      7th Cavalry Trail System
      3 miles
      Tinton Trail Loop
      Spearfish
      14 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      Yesterday
      • 9 rides
      Past Week
      • 51 rides

      Photos of SD - Black Hills and Badlands Region Mountain Bike

      5 |
      Oct 19, 2022 @ 6:01am
      Oct 19, 2022
      trail: SM #10 - #11
      15 |
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 8:22pm
      Sep 25, 2022
      2 |
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 8:45am
      Sep 25, 2022
      4 |
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 8:44am
      Sep 25, 2022
      16 |
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 3:43pm
      Aug 31, 2022
      12 |
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 3:43pm
      Aug 31, 2022
      trail: Sunset North
      6 |
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 3:15pm
      Aug 31, 2022
      trail: Sunset North
      4 |
      Aug 31, 2022 @ 3:15pm
      Aug 31, 2022

      Videos of SD - Black Hills and Badlands Region Mountain Bike

      Gravity Cavity West
      8 | Sep 25, 2022
      crash
      74 | May 8, 2022
      Swinley Forest
      99 | Feb 1, 2021
      Wyatts crash
      | Jan 13, 2021
      Wyatts crash
      | Jan 13, 2021
      Attempting Doubles
      0:09 | 244 | Jul 10, 2020
      trail: Pasque
      1:42 | 79 | Sep 20, 2019
      Victoria Lake Mash-up
      trail: Loop 15
      3:04 | 196 | Sep 15, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Mickelson Trail - Kirk TH to Sugarloaf TH
      Deadwood
      Feb 4, 2023 @ 8:33am
      Feb 4, 2023
      Snow Groomedhard to keep your tractionBikingspyder
      Mickelson Trail - Sugarloaf TH to Englewood TH
      Deadwood
      Feb 4, 2023 @ 12:33am
      Feb 4, 2023
      Snow Groomedgreat if you road the side of the trailBikingspyder
      Mickelson Trail Spur - Kirk Th - MP-100.5
      Deadwood
      Feb 4, 2023 @ 12:33am
      Feb 4, 2023
      Snow Groomedgreat if you road the side of the trailBikingspyder
      SM TH - #1
      Storm Mountain Trails
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 12:07pm
      Feb 2, 2023
      Snow PackedDeep powder. Tough conditions.Staceydcox
      Victoria Sport /Lollipop Loop
      Victoria Lake
      Jan 12, 2023 @ 12:06pm
      Jan 12, 2023
      Snow CoveredCrusty snow. Break thru the crust...Staceydcox
      Reder Ranch Connector
      Victoria Lake
      Jan 12, 2023 @ 4:06am
      Jan 12, 2023
      Snow CoveredStaceydcox
      Sun Climb
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 12:32pm
      Jan 10, 2023
      Freeze/thaw CycleThe top 1/3 is in fair-good shape, the...Staceydcox
      Sunset South
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 4:32am
      Jan 10, 2023
      VariableTrail is overall in decent shape. Shaded...Staceydcox
      Far West
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 4:32am
      Jan 10, 2023
      VariableTrail was too muddy to ride. Opted to get...Staceydcox
      Cliffs of Dover
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park
      Jan 10, 2023 @ 4:32am
      Jan 10, 2023
      VariableTrail is overall in good shape. Some...Staceydcox

      Activity Feed

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      user #3128752Alexander49hzHiwishlistregionVictoria Lake
      Feb 6, 2023 @ 3:23pm
      2 days
      user #1863917mexicanwaterdachshundwishlisttrailSun Climb
      Feb 6, 2023 @ 12:28pm
      2 days
      user #1521972BikingspyderaddreportMickelson Trail - Kirk TH to Sugarloaf TH and 2 more
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 2:32pm
      Feb 5, 2023
      user #2860057StaceydcoxaddreportSM TH - #1
      Feb 2, 2023 @ 1:26pm
      Feb 2, 2023
      user #1918625Fire9160wishlistrouteSturgis Figure 8
      Jan 31, 2023 @ 3:20pm
      Jan 31, 2023

      Recent Comments

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      user #2364718fatbottomgirltrailCentennial Trail #89Rode north from parking area by interstate for...
      Oct 7, 2022 @ 12:07pm
      Oct 7, 2022
      user #2364718fatbottomgirltrailNorth LoopOur favorite trails in this trail system are...
      Oct 7, 2022 @ 12:03pm
      Oct 7, 2022
      user #2364718fatbottomgirltrailDeerfield Trail #40 / Lake Loop Trail #40LLake Loop is a good ride, but there are better...
      Oct 7, 2022 @ 11:58am
      Oct 7, 2022
      user #2364718fatbottomgirltrailLoop A1Recommend skipping these cross country ski...
      Oct 7, 2022 @ 11:56am
      Oct 7, 2022
      user #2364718fatbottomgirltrailCardiac 2019This is an AWESOME trail!!!!. A good,...
      Oct 7, 2022 @ 11:53am
      Oct 7, 2022

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike369722 miles96,663 ft317 miles4,232 ft
      5161,3302631,000
      E-Bike112263 miles24,573 ft121 miles3,219 ft
      1,1131656
      Horse34102 miles11,401 ft38 miles4,439 ft
      3261023
      Hike455873 miles110,840 ft371 miles4,980 ft
      891,336194,339
      Trail Running444867 miles109,675 ft367 miles4,980 ft
      21,33291,482
      Dirtbike/Moto1135 miles4,813 ft14 miles1,693 ft
      32624
      Observed Trials315 miles2,582 ft7 miles1,693 ft
      33
      ATV/ORV/OHV723 miles3,543 ft10 miles1,693 ft
      33339
      Snowmobile23 miles768 ft1 mile1,109 ft
      3
      Snowshoe56120 miles14,045 ft46 miles4,843 ft
      3155
      Downhill Ski38 miles541 ft3 miles850 ft
      2375
      Backcountry Ski49 miles548 ft3 miles850 ft
      373
      Nordic Ski4274 miles7,726 ft32 miles4,232 ft
      93509
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