15 miles
Distance
1,078 ft
Climb
-947 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Mystic TH to Hill City TH Trail

Details

  • Riding Area
    Hill City
    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
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #70444 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    SD Game, Fish & Parks Dept., USFS

This section of the Mickelson Trail winds through a deep canyon in a beautiful forested area. Tunnels "A" & "B" are located on this section of the 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 Mystic Trail Head located 12 miles north of Hill City on Mystic Road or at the Burlington Northern Hill City Trail Head located in Tracy Park on Railroad Avenue.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Mystic TH to Hill City TH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    131 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,864 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,864 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,995 ft
  • Grade
    0.171%
  • Grade max
    -24.929%
  • Grade min
    38.574%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,088 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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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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Directions to mickelson-trail-mystic-th-to-hill-city-th trailhead (44.076580, -103.639500)
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