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112-mile rails-to-trails project which goes through the Black Hills.

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Nice Trail - Good Scenery

Rode from Dumont to Hill City (approx 30 miles). Trail is in great condition. Almost as good as blacktop. Lots of bridges and several tunnels. Multiple signs noting area facts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
John C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Rode from Dumont to Hill City (approx 30 miles). Trail is in great condition. Almost as good as blacktop. Lots of bridges and several tunnels. Multiple signs noting area facts or historical markers. Very little traffic when we were there. The trail was very safe. I would rate this trail usable for everyone. Make sure you have water and snacks.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My husband and I started in Deadwood, staying at the Super 8, adjacent to trail. We carried a small bag on our bike and road to Hill City for the night. We visited Hill City the day before and found the Best Western, to be very close to the trail. However, there were some at the other end of town... More 

1 Thank Cyclebuddies
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We did the entire 109 miles, didn't want to carry our gear. So, we booked a wonderful home in Hill City and did the trail in 3 legs. The first leg was from Edgemont to Minnekahta and back. (About 16.2 miles one way and 32.4 miles round trip.). The second leg was from Deadwood to Hill City (about 48 miles)... More 

1 Thank kimberly c
Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

One of the best days ever! We rode from Mystic to Rochford, it was an easy ride - well maintained with beautiful scenery, we even passed a small waterfall - stop at Moonshine Gulch in Rochford if you can for a quick beer.

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Beautifully maintained. Stunning ride away from traffic and noise. A little piece of heaven with a gentle 8 mile downhill into Deadwood. No trash. Water along the way..but bring extra because they might run out. Very gentle uphills. Small gravel. Don't bring a road bike. Thank you to the people of South Dakota and Rails to Trails for making this... More 

2 Thank Christiane61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

What a great trail! I look forward to biking here each time we come to the Black Hills. One of the nice things about this trail is the not too terrible grade. If you spend time biking up you will be sure to be rewarded with a downhill either by turning around or reaching a top where the grade begins... More 

2 Thank JCJake
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

I started my ride in Hill City and made it a little over halfway to Custer before turning around (about 16 miles total-8 miles each way). The portion of the trail I rode offered beautiful scenery and was very well maintained. Just slightly over 700' in gradual elevation, so not too strenuous. Nice, easy, scenic ride. I'm sure other parts... More 

2 Thank Rick M
Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Absolutely, perfectly beautiful and maintained. I stayed a week in the Mickelson Trail area from Deadwood to south of Pringle S.D. I rode most of the trail, different days and various distances. I was happy to pay the $4.00 a day pass, because I can see they use the money to maintain regularly. Wow! I bicycle all over. I loved... More 

2 Thank biknrun
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

This is a wonderful, well kept, 109 mile trail, with a slight 4% grade overall - suitable for all kinds of travel. The scenery is beautiful and diverse. There are ample ( stop areas ) along the trail, with clean rest rooms.

2 Thank OLDRED2014
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

I visited the Black Hills with my family last weekend. We had never been to the area before and didn't know much about it ahead of time. I discovered this trail, where I went for a run out of the town of Custer. The surface and grade were perfect for jogging, and it's also separate from the road which makes... More 

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