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Experiencing the beauty of the Black Hills

The George S. Michelson Trail is a walkway that extends for 109 miles from Lead to Edgemont to... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Great Bike Trail

We really enjoyed this trail for riding bikes. There are many beautiful views. We started in Hill... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
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“crazy horse”(7 reviews)
112-mile rails-to-trails project which goes through the Black Hills.
Deadwood, SD
+1 605-584-3896
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The George S. Michelson Trail is a walkway that extends for 109 miles from Lead to Edgemont to Deadwood and through the Black Hills of South Dakota. And that's not counting about nine additional branch trails, including a three-mile paved link from Custer to Custer...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a great trail for hiking or biking. We biked about 10 miles of it to visit Crazy Horse. It's hard-packed (mostly) gravel, so no road bikes need apply especially at the end of a rainy summer like this one was. Use extra caution...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed this trail for riding bikes. There are many beautiful views. We started in Hill City.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

We started in Edgemont, at 11 AM on a sunny July morning. The temp hit 100, and the first day's 45 miles are ALL UP. We passed lots of long vistas, with cattle on the trail occasionally. The trailheads along the way all have blue...More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank blondoverblue63
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Took the trail head from downtown Deadwood to Sugarloaf. It was a good climb and the trail was clean and easy for the mountain bike to ride on. Not technical but the climbs are long but fun to bomb down after reaching the summits. Lots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Harry E
Reviewed 2 July 2018

You can access the trail all from many cities throughout the Black HIlls, so no matter where you are, check to see if the trail is near you. It used to be a railroad track, and the trail passes through beautiful countryside. You can walk...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandy H
Reviewed 8 June 2018

If you don’t have a bike then rent one! A ride on this trail is a must. One of the most scenic trails we have ever been on. We rode from Custer, North for 25 miles, through three tunnels and over at least 20 bridges....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Cecelia W
Reviewed 7 June 2018

Ran the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon that covers the last 26 miles of the trail beginning at the Rochford trailhead and ending in Deadwood. This section had amazing beauty and was well kept. A fair mix of shade and sun. There were some picnic tables...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Wanderer38N90W
Reviewed 3 June 2018

My friend and I hiked for a few miles on the Trail. We were in the Deadwood area where we entered and found it a bit difficult to locate a place to park. As it was off season, we parked near a store that had...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 31 October 2017

All of the trails are in excellent shape & you can enjoy them in many different areas. We pack a picnic & enjoy the scenery!

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank valario1100
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Linda K
29 August 2016|
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Response from Meagan K | Reviewed this property |
Yes! It's a great walk - i'd suggest starting in Rochford.
Marcia S
14 August 2016|
Response from biknrun | Reviewed this property |
I went both ways, if its not to late, go north, south to crazy horse was a straight up nothing much ride, the other way was up but remarkable views. Sorry, I don't check this site very often. Bring plenty of water, if... More