2 miles
253 ft
-364 ft
4,783 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bone Collector Trail

Bone Collector Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Skinny
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -112 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,646 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,757 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,646 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    826 ft
  • Distance down
    1,111 ft
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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on Jul 29, 2018
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bone-collector-114857 trailhead (44.088480, -103.426964)
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Bone Collector Trail Reports

Jul 29, 2018 @ 8:38am
Jul 29, 2018
Slightly damp from recent rain.
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Bone Collector, Rapid City
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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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