9 miles
Distance
305 ft
Climb
-523 ft
Descent
00:49:35
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Custer TH to White Elephant TH Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Custer
    , South Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #89792 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    SD Game, Fish & Parks Dept., USFS

This section of the Mickelson Trail follows US-385. You are still in the hills and there is some nice scenery.

There is a per person user fee for the Mickelson Trail with passes available at all trail heads.

Access Info

Park at either the Harbach Park Trail in Custer located at the intersection of Washington & 6th Streets across from the Custer Area Chamber of Commerce or at the White Elephant Trail Head located about three miles north of Pringle on the west side of US-385.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Custer TH to White Elephant TH mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -218 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,089 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,529 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,307 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,089 ft
  • Grade
    -0.466%
  • Grade max
    -8.506%
  • Grade min
    10.543%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,643 ft
  • Avg time
    00:49:35
  • Avg reverse time
    01:03:31
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • photo Photo
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Mickelson Trail... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 11:34am
      Sep 30, 2020
      Surface is well-packed.
      Sep 5, 2020 @ 5:27am
      Sep 5, 2020
      Apr 16, 2018 @ 5:31am
      Apr 16, 2018
      Mostly soft with intermittent snow and standing water.One downed tree across trail near sawmill.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 76 miles avg distance
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      • 18 rides
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