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3 miles
143 ft
-265 ft
1 miles
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Mickelson Spur - Custer to Stockade Lake Trail


  • Riding area
    Custer, South Dakota
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Paved Path
  • 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 spur off the Mickelson Trail connects Custer with Stockade Lake. There are great views into the Harney Range off to the north.

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

Access Info

Park at the Custer-Harbach Park Trail Head across from the Custer Area Chamber of Commerce.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mickelson Trail Spur - Custer to Stockade Lake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -122 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,177 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,301 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,178 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,629 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    619 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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