3 miles
8,452 ft
-6,450 ft
3 miles
High Point
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Homestake Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Deadwood-Lead, South Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Global Ranking

This trail inter-connects Deadwood to Lead using the old Homestake Railroad Grade. There are excellent views into both Deadwood & Lead plus the surrounding forest. A number of interpretive sites also provide for an educational experience.

Access Info

Park at the Deadwood Trail Head located on the west side of Sherman Street, about 1/4 mile south of downtown near the old railroad depot which, is a designated Mickelson Trail Head. To start your outing go a short distance south west on the Mickelson Trail from the trail head to intersect with the Homestake Trail on the north side making a 180 degree exit. There is also a small parking area located just north of Grandview Street on Washington Street in Lead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Homestake Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2,002 ft
  • Altitude min
    14,919 ft
  • Altitude start
    14,929 ft
  • Altitude end
    16,932 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,450 ft
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Homestake Trail Trail Reports

Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:09am
Aug 2, 2018
Good shape!
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May 20, 2018 @ 4:43pm
May 20, 2018
Homestake Trail, My City

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