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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
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- Sep 12, 2014
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

My husband and I just completed a bike tour on the Mikelson Trail. What a lovely, well maintained trail! We started in Hill City and rode to Dumont, spending the night at Carsten Cottages. The next day we rode to Deadwood and Lead and then back to Dumont. The following couple of days we rode south staying in Hill City... More

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Mickelson Trail has beauty, solitude, and variety. With a variety of trailheads, it's possible to take a long hike or a short one, through trees or pastures, along a stream, even over a trestle or two. Lovely experience, and not a difficult hike, although it can be a long one -- as long as you wish.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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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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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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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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21 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Canistota
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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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