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Bitter-Silver Creek

Extremely Difficult

Trail

11.2 mile 18.1 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Extremely Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 2,107' 642 m
Descent: -2,684' -818 m
High: 7,587' 2,312 m
Low: 4,981' 1,518 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Chris Wandervans

Climb into the Granite Spires, then descend endlessly.

Chris Wandervans

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Description

This trail starts near Deadwood Reservoir, but can also be accessed from the Silver Creek Area. The trail starts with a big water crossing of the Deadwood River. This crossing can be impassable in early summer depending on stream flows so be aware of the situation. Go to usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/boipay… ahead of time and check to see how fast Deadwood Reservoir is flowing before trying this trail.

After the water crossing, the climb is challenging due to some recent heavy erosion. Until this trail receives some TLC be prepared for hike-a-bikes.

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Sep 1, 2016
Rob Beard
Description not very accurate. Most of this trail is too steep to be rideable. Took us (expert level) 6+ hours. Lots of mtn lion scat and tracks.
Aug 27, 2016
jay delga
complete hike a bike, washout runoff sections of trail, heavy signs of mountain lion on the deadwood side 11.2mi

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Trail Rankings

#940

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