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George S. Mickelson Trail

Deadwood, SD
+1 605-584-3896
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Did it in two days, ages 52 and 63

My husband and I started in Deadwood, staying at the Super 8, adjacent to trail. We carried a... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2016
Cyclebuddies
Fun!

We did the entire 109 miles, didn't want to carry our gear. So, we booked a wonderful home in Hill... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
kimberly c
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112-mile rails-to-trails project which goes through the Black Hills.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hill city” (34 reviews)
“road bike” (6 reviews)
“crazy horse” (6 reviews)
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Deadwood, SD
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"hill city"
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"road bike"
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"crazy horse"
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"black hills"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"miles round trip"
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"south dakota"
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"enjoy the scenery"
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"in great shape"
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"hot tub"
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"downhill"
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"rochford"
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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...More

10  Thank Cyclebuddies
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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...More

4  Thank kimberly c
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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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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....More

5  Thank Christiane61
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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...More

4  Thank JCJake
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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'...More

2  Thank Rick M
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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...More

3  Thank biknrun
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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
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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...More

1  Thank DaveB4940
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Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Two of us rode from Deadwood to Edgemont over two days. The first day we rode deadwood to hill city in about 5 hours. We got a good start on the day, about 7am and had to ride in front of storm after about 9...More

4  Thank john m
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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.
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Marcia S
14 August 2016|
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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
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Marcia S
14 August 2016|
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Response from eisch5 |
Both are great but riding north from Hill City is your better option if you're looking for incredible scenery. Depending on how much you wanted to ride going from Hill City to Rochford and back is, in my opinion, the most... More
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