4 miles
Distance
745 ft
Climb
-318 ft
Descent
5,085 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Deadwood-Lead
    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
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    Year Round
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #72783 in Mountain Biking
  • 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 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
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Variable
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
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  • State land
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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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