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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other

      This region is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

      This region has the largest concentration and the greatest diversity of trails in the Rapid City Area. This region is home to the infamous "Bone Collector Trail". Most of the trails are user built, unclassified single track trails. Many of these trails are inter-connected by riding Forest Service Road.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: No
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: The Rim
      Buzzard's Roost Trailhead Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      This region has four major access points.
      1. BHNF-Shanks Quarry Trail Head which is located on the north side of HWY 44 roughly five miles west of Rapid City.
      2. BHNF-Schroeder Road Trail Head located on Schroeder Rd. three miles west of Rapid City on the south side of Nemo Rd.
      3. Log Porch Rd./FS-173 is located roughly seven miles west of Rapid City on the north side of HWY 44. There is a parking spot on the east side of the road at the start of "Bone Up". This unofficial trail head is a short distance past the seasonal closure gate and the last cabins roughly 3/4 of a mile from HWY 44.
      4. Norris Peak Rd. is located on the north side of HWY 44 between the church and Fire Dept. in Johnson Siding. This unofficial trail head is located on the east side of the road roughly 1/4 mile from Johnson Siding just a short distance past the Norris Peak Lodge at the start to "The Grave Digger".
      Region Details
      • 9
      • 3
      • 17
      • 17
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 6, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,626
      State Ranking
      #6
      Trails (view details)
      50
      Trails Mountain Bike
      50
      Trails E-Bike
      9
      Trails Hike
      50
      Trails Trail Running
      50
      Total Distance
      64 miles
      Total Descent
      11,861 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,325 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,449 ft
      Reports
      79
      Photos
      22
      Ridden Counter
      704

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance

      Photos of Shanks Quarry - Schroeder Road - Johnson Siding Mountain Bike

      trail: Buzzards Loop
      22 |
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 9:54am
      Dec 15, 2018
      trail: Sun Up
      28 |
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 12:22pm
      Nov 14, 2018
      62 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 4:51pm
      Sep 1, 2018
      42 |
      Sep 1, 2018 @ 4:50pm
      Sep 1, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      FS-199/TR6601
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 8:43pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      Dryduanemartenson
      Howling Beagle
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 9:26pm
      Sep 23, 2019
      Variablemurph96
      The Rim Trail
      Sep 23, 2019 @ 11:42am
      Sep 23, 2019
      Variablescooby7755slightly wet and slick in spots. yet not...
      Lower Inner Rim Trail - FS-TR6608
      Jul 9, 2019 @ 7:04am
      Jul 9, 2019
      DrySavagew Tree down across trail
      Jack's Upper
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 4:25pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      Drytkjacobs21 BHT
      North Buzzard
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 4:24pm
      Jul 6, 2019
      Drytkjacobs21 BHT
      Bone Up
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 6:29am
      Jul 6, 2019
      WetWagertjSlick but not bad considering all the...
      Howling Beagle
      Jun 19, 2019 @ 7:17am
      Jun 19, 2019
      DryRockfallcharlie Cleared from the bottom of beagle to the...
      Big Aspens
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 7:49am
      Jun 11, 2019
      DryRockfallcharlie Cleared 6/11/19
      Trail 40 - Trail 89 to Silver City
      Jun 8, 2019 @ 3:19pm
      Jun 8, 2019
      Drytkjacobs21 BHT Rerouted and ready on east side. Large...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1759843ceisenbeiszvotetrailLoamy Loop - FS-TR6606
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 8:32pm
      19 hours
      user #1958514StromboliwishlisttrailWillie's Run and 30 more
      Oct 17, 2019 @ 9:06pm
      3 days
      user #467828duanemartensonaddreportFS-199/TR6601
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 8:43pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      user #1839035LmstewywishlisttrailCookie Monster and 3 more
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 6:47pm
      Oct 4, 2019
      user #1538263Dogl0rdcommenttrailBig Aspens
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 1:41am
      Oct 1, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailBig AspensFun!! No brakes
      Oct 1, 2019 @ 1:41am
      Oct 1, 2019
      user #1810487rossdsailorreportThe Rim TrailThere is several trees big and small on the...
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 8:31pm
      Jun 11, 2019
      user #1175623tkjacobs21reportThe Rim TrailHow large is "large"?
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 7:49am
      Jun 11, 2019
      user #1175623tkjacobs21reportThe Rim TrailPicture?
      Jun 11, 2019 @ 7:49am
      Jun 11, 2019
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailGrave DiggerSister trail has been added as Norris DH! Sweet!
      Nov 8, 2018 @ 5:45am
      Nov 8, 2018

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