12 miles
Distance
3,389 ft
Climb
-3,593 ft
Descent
5,174 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Centennial #89 Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sturgis
    Sturgis, South Dakota
  • AKA
    Centennial Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #9353 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

This section of trail is overall the best section of Trail 89. The trails winds through the forest into the deep Elk Creek Canyon past the Knife Blade Rock and climbs onto the Dalton Plateau. No denying the varied million dollar scenery along this section. Expect sustained long climbs and descents. There are some rock gardens the trail winds through. This section of trail is more remote than many sections of Trail 89.

Access Info

Park at either Elk Creek Trail head located east of Vanocker Road on Runkle Road or at Dalton Lake Trail Head located east of Vanocker Road on Dalton Lake Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Centennial Trail #89 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -203 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,311 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,590 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,386 ft
  • Grade
    -0.311%
  • Grade max
    -77.19%
  • Grade min
    71.665%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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Status:
on Jul 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to centennial-trail-89-115068 trailhead (44.302369, -103.516077)
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      Centennial Trail #89 Trail Reports

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      Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:01pm
      Jul 6, 2018
      Two trees down near the south end of the trail, about 0.5 or so miles from Dalton Lake. If you're coming from the north, the trees won't stop your...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 37 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Jun 20, 2019 @ 11:03am
      Jun 20, 2019
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      Oct 5, 2018 @ 5:45pm
      Oct 5, 2018
      62 |
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 5:44pm
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      Oct 5, 2018 @ 5:42pm
      Oct 5, 2018

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Darcielynne (Oct 5, 2018 at 17:36)
       Highly recommended! Very scenic, fast and flowy with just the right amount of rocky elevation, best trail in the park !
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