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      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". 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
      Land Status: National Forest
      Land Manager: USFS
      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".
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      Region Details
      • 14
      • 2
      • 15
      • 13
      • 2

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 26, 2023
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      46
      Trails Mountain Bike
      46
      Trails E-Bike
      16
      Trails Hike
      46
      Trails Trail Running
      46
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Total Distance
      67 miles
      Total Descent
      10,341 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,336 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,449 ft
      Reports
      98
      Photos
      60
      Ridden Counter
      2,818

      Photos of Shanks Trail System Mountain Bike

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      Jul 22, 2023 @ 2:47pm
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      Jul 22, 2023 @ 2:47pm
      Jul 22, 2023
      38 |
      Jul 3, 2023 @ 6:33pm
      Jul 3, 2023
      40 |
      Jul 3, 2023 @ 6:33pm
      Jul 3, 2023
      98 |
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 8:49am
      Nov 8, 2021
      83 |
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 8:49am
      Nov 8, 2021
      82 |
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Nov 8, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Bone Collector
      Nov 26, 2023 @ 2:52pm
      Nov 26, 2023
      Snow Covered Light snow. Makes it interesting.CABrick
      Finding Nemo
      Sep 15, 2023 @ 10:00am
      Sep 15, 2023
      DryHike Two trees down, long grass, overgrowth,...Joehight
      Howling Beagle Upper
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 4:29am
      Jul 24, 2023
      IdealSmall tree down across trail, can...CABrick
      Howling Beagle Lower
      Jul 24, 2023 @ 4:26am
      Jul 24, 2023
      DryCABrick
      Turkey Feather
      Jul 3, 2023 @ 6:35pm
      Jul 3, 2023
      DryGreat views! Don’t recommend it when...CABrick
      Trails 40 & 89 - Deer Creek TH Access
      Oct 10, 2022 @ 8:57am
      Oct 10, 2022
      Idealcackerman3
      Loamy Loop
      Aug 18, 2022 @ 4:10pm
      Aug 18, 2022
      DryTrail is no longer really there. There is...o1inc
      South of Heaven
      Jul 31, 2022 @ 2:02pm
      Jul 31, 2022
      DrySuper fun trail. Not nearly as difficult...alexheeps
      Bone Up
      Jan 8, 2022 @ 12:59pm
      Jan 8, 2022
      Snow PackedJonathanV
      Old FS Road
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Nov 27, 2021
      DryWYGreg

      Activity Feed

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      Codyboy23wishlistregionactivity #51037590
      Apr 11, 2024 @ 6:04am
      2 days
      3jPZ5iwishlisttrailactivity #50972201
      Apr 9, 2024 @ 8:43am
      Apr 9, 2024
      EricQxNNNywishlisttrailactivity #46856904
      Dec 1, 2023 @ 7:31pm
      Dec 1, 2023
      ABEDMwishlisttrailactivity #46853707
      Dec 1, 2023 @ 5:35pm
      Dec 1, 2023
      CABrickaddreportactivity #46702208
      Nov 26, 2023 @ 2:52pm
      Nov 26, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      FREDERICKNoPy7trailNorris Peak TrailFallen tree blocks the trail 100 meters below...
      Dec 16, 2023 @ 3:54pm
      Dec 16, 2023
      RobinDavidtrailThe Rim TrailAmusing that Trail Forks has no on ebikes when...
      Aug 19, 2023 @ 8:29am
      Aug 19, 2023
      Jcburleson77trailJack's UpperEasier grade than the green to the top
      Aug 14, 2023 @ 1:26pm
      Aug 14, 2023
      CABricktrailBone CollectorAwesome trail. Very challenging!
      Jul 22, 2023 @ 2:50pm
      Jul 22, 2023
      thesjgtrailThe Rim TrailSteep and loose section from the parking area...
      Feb 26, 2023 @ 9:00am
      Feb 26, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Buzzards Roost 2 6 3 25.4 km
      Victoria Lake 2 7 78.4 km
      Raider Park Trails9.8 km
      Storm Mountain Trails 1 12 7 110.3 km
      Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park 3 27 12 511.8 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4667 miles10,341 ft29 miles1,335 ft
      #3,190#1,609489811,502
      E-Bike1623 miles3,586 ft10 miles833 ft
      #1,708#44356166
      Hike4667 miles10,341 ft29 miles1,335 ft
      #2,533#1,45212981180
      Trail Running4667 miles10,341 ft29 miles1,335 ft
      #2,538#1,45098180
      Dirtbike/Moto56 miles768 ft2 miles696 ft
      #52#34144
      ATV/ORV/OHV22 miles440 ft1 mile312 ft
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