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327 mi 527 km of trail 11 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 42 Trails Hard Trails 6 Trails
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Recommended Routes in Black Hills National Forest - 10

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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 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 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 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

Trails in Black Hills National Forest - 45

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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
4.7 mi 7.5 km #3Lower Deadman
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
3.1 mi 5.1 km #4Crow Peak #64
Difficult
North Spearfish, SD
Difficult
North Spearfish, SD
1.9 mi 3.0 km #5Rattlesnake Ridge
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
2.7 mi 4.4 km #6Unnamed Trail #3
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
2.8 mi 4.5 km #7Unnamed #2
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
1.6 mi 2.5 km #8Unnamed #4
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
1.7 mi 2.7 km #9Unnamed #1
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10Horse Trail
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate
Sturgis, SD
12.1 mi 19.5 km #11Centennial Trail - Dalton TH to Elk Creek TH
Intermediate/Difficult
Summerset, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
Summerset, SD
1.7 mi 2.8 km #12Bone Collector
Difficult
Blackhawk, SD
Difficult
Blackhawk, SD
1.4 mi 2.3 km #13Victoria Lollipop
Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
113.3 mi 182.3 km #14Mickelson Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Deadwood, SD
Easy/Intermediate
Deadwood, SD
6.9 mi 11.0 km #15Victoria's Secret C-Cup
Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Difficult
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
5.6 mi 9.1 km #16Centennial Trail - Deer Creek TH to Rapid Creek TH
Intermediate/Difficult
Blackhawk, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
Blackhawk, SD
5.9 mi 9.5 km #17Little Spearfish Loop
Intermediate
Lead, SD
Intermediate
Lead, SD
2.1 mi 3.4 km #18Bone Up
Intermediate
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
Intermediate
Colonial Pine Hills, SD
2.8 mi 4.5 km #19Little Elk Creek Trail
Intermediate
Summerset, SD
Intermediate
Summerset, SD
11.3 mi 18.1 km #20Centennial Trail - Bear Butte to Alkali Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Sturgis, SD
Intermediate/Difficult
Sturgis, SD

Photos of Black Hills National Forest - 54

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Crow Peak Summit
Aug 20, 2015 near North S…, 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
Scenery of the Black Hills from the trail.
Jul 30, 2015 near Colonia…, SD
View from limestone cliffs from Victoria's Secret.
Oct 24, 2015 near Colonia…, SD