2 miles
108 ft
-479 ft
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Kirk TH to Sugarloaf TH Trail
  • BLM
    Land Manager


  • 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 continues to follow the deep canyon passing through more of the historic Homestake Mine as well as the southern portion of this section follows US-85.

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

Access Info

Park at either Kirk Trail Head located 1.5 miles west of US-385 1/2 mile south of Lead on Kirk Road or at Sugarloaf Trail Head located one mile south west of Lead on US-85.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Kirk TH to Sugarloaf TH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -371 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,987 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,358 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,987 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,907 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,565 ft
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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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