8 miles
346 ft
-737 ft
5,254 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson - Rochford TH to Mystic TH Trail


  • 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
  • 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 deep in the Rapid Creek Canyon. Tunnel "C" is located along 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 Rochford Trail Head located on the east side of Rochford on Rochford Road of at the Mystic Trail Head located 12 miles north of Hill City on Mystic Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mickelson Trail - Rochford TH to Mystic TH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -390 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,803 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,254 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,864 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,855 ft
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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