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George S. Mickelson Trail

Lead, SD
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Lead
Type: Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Most recent review
- Jun 29, 2014
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Louisville, Kentucky
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276 reviews 276 reviews
143 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

If you're a bike rider, this trail is made for you. It is amazing what they have provided for hikers and bikers who want to get out and away from it all. We only covered parts of the trail but, the small sections we did were amazing. I especially enjoyed the area around Lead. Even got to see an old... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This trail is not for sissies. You are going either up hill a 3% grade or downhill. The upgrade of 3% isn't bad however it can go on for about 5 miles. That being said it is well worth it. The view is awesome. If you thing you can't handle the 3% uphill they have a shuttle in Hill City... More

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Pierre, South Dakota
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I've ridden the Mickelson Trail many times, and many different sections. Rode from Deadwood to Hill City once with my brothers, son and nephews. Great fun! Its not a single track mountain bike trail but pea gravel converted railroad track. Some of the best sections are near Mystic and Rochford. Many bridges and tunnels. One of our best short afternoon... More

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Mickelson Trail is not only a fun bike ride but it is beautiful. The scenery along the trail is spectacular as well as wildlife sightings. Along the trail are tunnels, bridges and waterfalls. I have loved riding this trail every year. A fun break for lunch is a stop in the tiny town of Rochford where you can visit... More

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Imperial, mo
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

My husband and I ride quite a bit but this trail almost did us in. We started in Hill City and rode north. It is either all uphill, or all downhill. There are no flat spots. We have hybrid bikes and I wouldn't recommend riding with anything but a mountain bike, there are too many places where the gravel is... More

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Deadwood, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Well Marked, Fun for all levels. I prefer the Deadwood side but you can't go wrong with any area of the trail!

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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We left our car at the Mystic Road Trailhead and had Rabbit Bike shuttle us to the Dumont Trailhead. The trail was almost all downhill or level, so the ride was easy, very peaceful and beautiful. The staff at Rabbit was exceptional. We brought our own bikes, but the bikes they rent seem very well maintained. This is a great... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

beautiful trail that was well marked and signed. A definite must do for active travelers. the Mickelson trail is one of the gems of the black hills

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Madison, WI
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We visited the Hills for nearly two wks in late Sept 2012 to bike the Trail. My hubby is an avid rider and I am a newbie to biking---think learning to drive a car when middle aged. Comments: 1. If doing most/all the Trail Deadwood and Hill City are two spots to stay---4 nts in Deadwood and 7 nts in... More

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Lead, South Dakota
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I ride, hike, walk, run sections of this trail weekly, it never gets old! If you listen carefully you can hear the past!

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