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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
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 27, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      58
      Trails Mountain Bike
      59
      Trails E-Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      59
      Trails Trail Running
      59
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      2
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      2
      Total Distance
      68 miles
      Total Descent
      12,130 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,325 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      5,449 ft
      Reports
      138
      Photos
      47
      Ridden Counter
      2,034

      Photos of Shanks Trail System Mountain Bike

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      Nov 8, 2021 @ 8:49am
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      Nov 8, 2021 @ 8:48am
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      Nov 8, 2021
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      Aug 17, 2021 @ 12:15pm
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      Aug 17, 2021 @ 12:14pm
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      Aug 17, 2021 @ 12:14pm
      Aug 17, 2021
      36 |
      Aug 17, 2021 @ 12:13pm
      Aug 17, 2021

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Old FS Road
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Nov 27, 2021
      DryWYGreg
      Norris Road Spur
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Nov 27, 2021
      DryWYGreg
      Willie's Run
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Nov 27, 2021
      DryWYGregWillie’s down is definitely the...
      Bone Collector
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Nov 27, 2021
      DryWYGregSome wood features getting decrepit.
      South of Heaven
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 10:01am
      Nov 27, 2021
      DryWYGregKinda difficult to locate entrance. This...
      Inner Rim
      Nov 22, 2021 @ 1:17pm
      Nov 22, 2021
      IdealJonathanV
      Howling Beagle
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:31am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Idealcackerman3
      Howling Beagle
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:31am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Idealcackerman3
      Cookie Monster
      Oct 2, 2021 @ 9:31am
      Oct 2, 2021
      Drycackerman3Pretty chunky and loose from recent moto...
      Finding Nemo
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 3:19pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      Idealtk2020

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1329027WYGregaddreportOld FS Road and 4 more
      Nov 27, 2021 @ 2:34pm
      Nov 27, 2021
      user #1863917mexicanwaterdachshundwishlisttrailBone Collector and 1 more
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 5:41am
      Nov 25, 2021
      user #2912301JonathanVaddreportInner Rim
      Nov 23, 2021 @ 6:57am
      Nov 23, 2021
      user #2902907CaleBensonriddentrailTherapist Upper
      Nov 13, 2021 @ 9:01am
      Nov 13, 2021
      user #1714647MTBWITHSAMvotetrailCookie Monster
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 8:48am
      Nov 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2840035Jwativ13trailPetty TheftIncredibly fun ride through a beautiful little...
      Sep 25, 2021 @ 7:04pm
      Sep 25, 2021
      user #2687942tk2020trailFinding NemoHighly recommend clockwise - more enjoyable....
      Jun 20, 2021 @ 3:09pm
      Jun 20, 2021
      user #1538263Dogl0rdtrailWillie's RunThis trail is named after my doggy Willie. He...
      Jan 21, 2021 @ 3:36pm
      Jan 21, 2021
      user #620357snowkat1052trailFinding NemoI took the advice of the counterclockwise...
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 3:27pm
      Nov 22, 2020
      user #2344096ReflectiveBeltstrailFinding NemoAfter you go past the northern thumb on the...
      Sep 27, 2020 @ 10:29am
      Sep 27, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Buzzards Roost 25.4 km
      Victoria Lake 2 8 78.4 km
      Raider Park Trails9.8 km
      Storm Mountain Trails 1 11 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 Bike5968 miles12,129 ft30 miles1,325 ft
      #3,314#1,529381381965
      E-Bike1420 miles3,258 ft9 miles833 ft
      #1,619103137
      Hike5968 miles12,129 ft30 miles1,325 ft
      #2,701#1,39091381131
      Trail Running5968 miles12,129 ft30 miles1,325 ft
      #2,703#1,390138151
      Dirtbike/Moto22 miles440 ft1 mile312 ft
      #378541
      ATV/ORV/OHV22 miles440 ft1 mile312 ft
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