11 miles
Distance
1,056 ft
Climb
-306 ft
Descent
01:06:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Hill City TH to Mountain TH Trail

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hill City
    , 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
    #76015 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    SD Game, Fish & Parks Dept., USFS

This section of the Mickelson Trail is located adjacent to US-385 but still has great scenery in a forested area. You will also get some great views of the Crazy Horse Memorial.

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

Access Info

Park at either the Burlington Northern Hill City Trail Head located in Tracy Park on Railroad Avenue or at the Mountain Trail Head located three miles north of Custer on US-385.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Hill City TH to Mountain TH mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    750 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,995 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,879 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,995 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,745 ft
  • Grade
    1.337%
  • Grade max
    -13.785%
  • Grade min
    12.441%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,352 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:59:22
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Status:
on Aug 29, 2020
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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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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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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      Aug 29, 2020 @ 6:21am
      Aug 29, 2020
      Aug 8, 2020 @ 3:41pm
      Aug 8, 2020
      Great path, easy and beautiful all along the way.
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      6 Months
      • 18 rides
      • 53 miles avg distance
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      Jul 29, 2019 @ 7:57am
      Jul 29, 2019

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