5 miles
79 ft
-518 ft
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Mountain TH to Custer TH Trail


  • Riding Area
    Custer, 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 in a beautiful forested area with great scenery including a series of larger granite formations.

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

Access Info

Park at either the Mountain Trail Head located three miles north of Custer on US-385 or at the Harbach Park Trail in Custer located at the intersection of Washington & 6th Streets across from the Custer Area Chamber of Commerce.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Mountain TH to Custer TH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -438 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,298 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,746 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,307 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,408 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,336 ft
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  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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