12 miles
3,389 ft
-3,593 ft
5,174 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of 89 - Elk Creek TH - Dalton Lake TH Trail


  • Riding area
    Sturgis, South Dakota
  • AKA
    Centennial Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Year Round
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    US Forest Service

This section of trail is overall the best section of Trail 89. The trails winds through the forest into the deep Elk Creek Canyon past the Knife Blade Rock and climbs onto the Dalton Plateau. No denying the varied million dollar scenery along this section. Expect sustained long climbs and descents. There are some rock gardens the trail winds through. This section of trail is more remote than many sections of Trail 89.

Access Info

Park at either Elk Creek Trail head located east of Vanocker Road on Runkle Road or at Dalton Lake Trail Head located east of Vanocker Road on Dalton Lake Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Trail 89 - Elk Creek TH - Dalton Lake TH mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -203 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,311 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,590 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,386 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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