3 miles
Distance
324 ft
Climb
-937 ft
Descent
00:55:50
Avg time
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Dakota Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Big Hill
    Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Apr-Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5045 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a technical rocky trail. It is challenging in both directions, but has some great views.

Access Info

Start from Big Hill parking lot for the descent or Johnston fire road for the climb.

More Stats for Dakota Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -613 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,914 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,589 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,589 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,976 ft
  • Grade
    -4.621%
  • Grade max
    -34.68%
  • Grade min
    32.67%
  • Distance climb
    4,273 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    262 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:39:02
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2019
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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  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Dakota Ridge Trail Reports

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      Sep 1, 2019 @ 6:08am
      Sep 1, 2019
      Aug 27, 2019 @ 7:43am
      Aug 27, 2019
      Recently hand tooled and in excellent riding condition.
      Aug 9, 2019 @ 7:44am
      Aug 9, 2019
      Tree down
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 6:09am
      Sep 2, 2018
      Loose and dry.
      Aug 22, 2018 @ 6:32am
      Aug 22, 2018
      Clear, dry, and good to go!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 76 rides
      • 36 miles avg distance
      All
      • 74 rides
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      Aug 9, 2019 @ 7:45am
      Aug 9, 2019

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