4 miles
745 ft
-318 ft
5,085 ft
High Point


  • Riding area
    Deadwood-Lead, 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 is located mostly within the cities of Deadwood & Lead. Once you leave Deadwood the trail continues into a deep canyon that is rich in mining history as you pass through the former Homestake Mine. The Deadwood TH is the northern most trail head for the Mickelson Trail.

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

Access Info

Park at either the Deadwood Trail Head located on Sherman Street, south of downtown near the old railroad deport or at Kirk Trail Head located about 1.5 miles west of US-385 about 1/2 mile south of Lead.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Deadwood TH to Kirk TH mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    427 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,560 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,560 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,987 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,559 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,542 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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