2 miles
Distance
169 ft
Climb
-271 ft
Descent
4,776 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bone Collector Trail

Bone Collector Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #34385 in Mountain Biking

The Bone Collector is a very unique trail for the Black Hills. There are a number of rock slabs, drops, step ups, v-slots, corridors, bridges, whale backs and spines to ride with most of the features being optional. The overall trail is actually a very easy, fun intermediate ride with multiple short technical sections and features that can be walked with ease. There are some great views into the Rapid Creek drainage. The trail is very easy to follow and is marked with bones in trees. The direction most people ride this trail is from the north to the south.

Access Info

The easiest way to access the Bone Collector is to park at small parking area on FS-173/Log Porch Road at the start of "Bone Up Trail". It is possible to drive up FS-173 from May 15 - Dec 15 and park by the frog pond. More often than not the Bone Collector is ridden as part of a number of larger loops from any of the four described trail heads.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Bone Collector bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -102 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,665 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,767 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,665 ft
  • Grade
    -1.185%
  • Grade max
    -19.327%
  • Grade min
    15.398%
  • Distance climb
    3,315 ft
  • Distance down
    4,614 ft
  • Distance flat
    712 ft
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Status:
on Jul 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to bone-collector-114857 trailhead (44.088690, -103.427710)
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Bone Collector Trail Reports

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Jul 29, 2018 @ 8:38am
Jul 29, 2018
Slightly damp from recent rain.
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Sep 1, 2018 @ 4:51pm
Sep 1, 2018
Bone Collector, Rapid City
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Sep 1, 2018 @ 4:50pm
Sep 1, 2018
Bone Collector, Rapid City
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Jan 11, 2018 @ 10:56am
Jan 11, 2018
Bone Collector, Rapid City
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Jan 11, 2018 @ 10:56am
Jan 11, 2018
Bone Collector, Rapid City

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