16 miles
477 ft
-1,182 ft
4,964 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Pringle TH to Minnekahta 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 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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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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