4 miles
Distance
745 ft
Climb
-318 ft
Descent
00:31:49
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Deadwood-Lead
    , South Dakota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #72783 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 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 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    427 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,560 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,085 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,560 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,987 ft
  • Grade
    2.232%
  • Grade max
    -41.217%
  • Grade min
    28.05%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,559 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,542 ft
  • Avg time
    00:31:49
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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