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

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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... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 

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West Grove, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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 

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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 

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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 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.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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 miles but we beat it out of the area and avoided wet trail and wet... More 

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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The Mickelson Trail is one of our favorite things in the Black Hills. You can walk, run, snowshoe, cross country ski, bicycle and ride horseback on this great trail. A former railroad, most sections have a 4% grade. Trail is well marked and well maintained with information signs in many areas as well as shelters and cisterns (in the summer... More 

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