4 miles
1,048 ft
-492 ft
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Cardiac/Recovery Ridge Trail


  • Riding Area
    Big Hill
    Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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Cardiac/Recovery Ridge trail is part of the Dakota Five-O mountain bike race hosted by the Ridge Riders of the Black Hills every Labor Day weekend since 2001. From the north, the trail begins in the Iron Creek Drainage including a short punchy climb and then opens into several beautiful meadows.

About 2 miles in, there's a steeper section that takes you up to Recovery Ridge. This is a beautiful section that hugs the scenic rim of Spearfish Canyon. Several miles of twisty single-track eventually bring you to the Rimrock trails. If you stay on the upper-Rimrock trails, it will take you to the Old Baldy parking-lot. This is one of the gems of the Five-O.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cardiac/Recovery Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    555 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,105 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,105 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,660 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,246 ft
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on Aug 22, 2018
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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Directions to cardiac-recovery-ridge trailhead (44.378810, -103.936610)
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Cardiac/Recovery... Trail Reports

Aug 22, 2018 @ 6:32am
Aug 22, 2018
Clear, dry, and good to go!
Aug 5, 2018 @ 2:32pm
Aug 5, 2018
Overall Trail is clear, several sections with some small trees down.
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Jun 26, 2018 @ 9:49am
Jun 26, 2018
Cardiac/Recovery Ridge

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