16 miles
Distance
477 ft
Climb
-1,182 ft
Descent
4,964 ft
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Custer
    Custer, 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
    #85298 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    SD Game, Fish & Parks Dept., USFS

This section of the Mickelson Trail is one of the longer stretches of the trail and starts the descent down onto the prairie. The alignment roughly follows SD-89 but deviates away from the highway multiple times providing a bit more of a remote feeling.

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

Access Info

Park at either the Pringle Trail Head located near the town center on the west side of US-385 or at the Minnekahta Trail Head located 1/2 mile east of the intersection of SD-89 and US-18.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Pringle TH to Minnekahta TH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -704 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,166 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,871 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,167 ft
  • Grade
    -0.816%
  • Grade max
    -17.978%
  • Grade min
    15.436%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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