3 miles
Distance
840 ft
Climb
-223 ft
Descent
4,318 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Little Elk Creek Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Sturgis Trail System
    Sturgis, South Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #69094 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

The Little Elk Creek Trail follows an old two track road resurrected as a single track. The trail winds its way up scenic Little Elk Creek Canyon. This trail is used to connect with Trail 89 at Dalton Lake and is part of a lollipop loop that has become popular in the winter with fat-bikers. This is one stellar piece of trail not too be missed.

Access Info

Park at Little Elk Creek Trail Head located northwest of Piedmont about two miles west of Sturgis Road/I-90 on Little Elk Creek Road.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Little Elk Creek Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    617 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,684 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,701 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,318 ft
  • Grade
    4.368%
  • Grade max
    -74.282%
  • Grade min
    47.048%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,517 ft
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Little Elk Creek... Trail Reports

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      Jul 21, 2018 @ 3:27pm
      Jul 21, 2018
      Getting pretty loose and rowdy!!
      Jul 6, 2018 @ 1:03pm
      Jul 6, 2018
      Primo conditions!
      Feb 9, 2018 @ 10:25am
      Feb 9, 2018
      Fresh snow as of 2-9-18. 3-4”. Packed it as of 10am.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 46 rides
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      Little Elk Creek Trail
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      Little Elk Creek Trail
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      Jan 15, 2018 @ 2:44pm
      Jan 15, 2018
      Little Elk Creek Trail

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