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Recommended Routes in South Dakota - 13

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Favorite Start line!
Intermediate/Difficult

Dakota Five-O Course

51.7 mi 83.3 km 5,999' Up 1828.45 m Up 5,999' Down 1828.55 m Down

Spearfish, SD
Favorite View looking south from top of Bulldog. This location is approximately 100 yards northwest of the trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Centennial Trail Elk Creek TH to Alkali TH

11.2 mi 18.1 km 1,189' Up 362.34 m Up 2,238' Down 682.14 m Down

Sturgis, SD
Favorite No Photos
Intermediate

Black Hills Super 6

6.6 mi 10.6 km 798' Up 243.31 m Up 804' Down 245.02 m Down

North S…, SD
Favorite Overlooking Far West Trail from Cliffs of Dover.
Intermediate

Hanson-Larson Intermediate Loop

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,004' Up 305.88 m Up 1,002' Down 305.51 m Down

Rapid City, SD
Favorite Start line!
Intermediate

Gold Dust Gravel Grinder

72.9 mi 117.3 km 4,693' Up 1430.43 m Up 4,689' Down 1429.26 m Down

Spearfish, SD
Favorite Start line!
Intermediate

Gold Rush Gravel Grinder

114.8 mi 184.7 km 6,654' Up 2028.29 m Up 6,648' Down 2026.37 m Down

Spearfish, SD
Favorite View looking south from top of Bulldog. This location is approximately 100 yards northwest of the trail
Intermediate

Centennial Trail-Bulldog Climb

8.2 mi 13.3 km 885' Up 269.88 m Up 885' Down 269.72 m Down

Sturgis, SD
Favorite Overlook of Whitewood Creek.
Intermediate

Mile High Challenge Course

23.7 mi 38.1 km 1,862' Up 567.46 m Up 1,577' Down 480.63 m Down

Lead, SD
Favorite Scenery of the Black Hills from the trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Victoria Lake Lollipop

9.3 mi 14.9 km 1,000' Up 304.83 m Up 1,004' Down 306.1 m Down

Colonia…, SD
Favorite Overlooking Far West Trail from Cliffs of Dover.
Intermediate/Difficult

Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park Race Course

13.4 mi 21.5 km 1,868' Up 569.38 m Up 1,865' Down 568.55 m Down

Rapid City, SD
Favorite Climbing up an alpine meadow.
Intermediate

Centennial Trail #89: Sheridan Lake to Pactola Reservoir

9.0 mi 14.5 km 1,368' Up 417.03 m Up 1,072' Down 326.82 m Down

Colonia…, SD
Favorite No Photos
Easy

Adams Homestead

9.2 mi 14.9 km 214' Up 65.22 m Up 214' Down 65.25 m Down

North S…, SD
Favorite The trail follows a very narrow path through some wetter sections.
Intermediate

Deerfield Trail Ride

10.4 mi 16.8 km 164' Up 50.07 m Up 734' Down 223.78 m Down

Colonia…, SD

South Dakota Biking

  • 886 Miles 1,425 Kilometers of Trail
  • 14 Recommended Routes
  • 42 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 77 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 14 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within South Dakota

Trails in South Dakota - 119

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10.2 mi 16.4 km #1Storm Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD 20 
2.4 mi 3.9 km #2Upper Deadman
Intermediate/Difficult
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
Sturgis, SD
0.6 mi 1.0 km #3Tristate Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Ponca, NE
Intermediate/Difficult
Ponca, NE
4.7 mi 7.5 km #4Lower Deadman
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
3.1 mi 5.1 km #5Crow Peak #64
Difficult
North Spearfish, SD
Difficult
North Spearfish, SD
1.9 mi 3.0 km #6Rattlesnake Ridge
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
2.5 mi 4.0 km #7Fort Meade Trail
Easy
Sturgis, SD
Easy
Sturgis, SD
1.2 mi 1.9 km #8Valley of the Giants Trail
Easy
Brandon, SD
Easy
Brandon, SD
2.7 mi 4.4 km #9Unnamed Trail #3
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
2.8 mi 4.5 km #10Unnamed #2
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD

Photos of South Dakota - 71

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Start line!
Mar 8, 2016 near Spearfish, SD
Crow Peak Summit
Aug 20, 2015 near North S…, SD
From Trailhead at Sunset
Aug 14, 2019 near Fort Pi…, SD
One of the fun features characteristic of Bone Collector
Aug 15, 2015 near Rapid City, SD
Middle 1/3 of trail fun riding with frequent rock/root outcroppings to keep you on your toes.
Nov 25, 2017 near North S…, SD
Top 1/3 of trail technically challenging.  This resulted in a lot of hike-a-bike for this mediocre rider on the way up.  But the fun descent was well worth the effort.
Nov 25, 2017 near North S…, SD
Bottom 1/3 of trail not-so-rocky and more vegetation.
Nov 25, 2017 near North S…, SD
Crossing scree field (trail switchbacks across this field a couple times)
Nov 25, 2017 near North S…, SD