9 miles
305 ft
-523 ft
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Custer TH to White Elephant TH Trail


  • Riding Area
    Custer, South Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Custer TH to White Elephant TH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -218 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,089 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,307 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,089 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,643 ft
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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to mickelson-trail-custer-th-to-white-elephant-th trailhead (43.765460, -103.597900)
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Mickelson Trail... Trail Reports

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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