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George S. Mickelson Trail

Deadwood, SD
+1 605-584-3896
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Fantastic trail for a bike ride!

If you don’t have a bike then rent one! A ride on this trail is a must. One of the most scenic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cecelia W
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Cottonwood Heights, Utah
Great Rails to Trails Experience

Ran the Deadwood Mickelson Trail Marathon that covers the last 26 miles of the trail beginning at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanderer38N90W
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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112-mile rails-to-trails project which goes through the Black Hills.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good13%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hill city” (33 reviews)
“road bike” (6 reviews)
“crazy horse” (6 reviews)
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Deadwood, SD
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+1 605-584-3896
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"hill city"
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"road bike"
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"crazy horse"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"black hills"
in 19 reviews
"hundred miles"
in 2 reviews
"miles round trip"
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"enjoy the scenery"
in 2 reviews
"south dakota"
in 5 reviews
"downhill"
in 16 reviews
"rochford"
in 15 reviews
"mystic"
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"durant"
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"stream"
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"tunnel"
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"gravel"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Cecelia W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Wanderer38N90W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Lynn S
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

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

Thank valario1100
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Hiking in the Hills around Deadwood is usually really nice quiet and serene experience . I am most familiar around Lead and Deadwood and you really will almost be alone except during some kind of race and the hills are full of Blackhills National Forest...More

1  Thank scottk1977
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Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

Road from Custer to Hill City and back. Road my mtn bike and was glad to have the wider tires - you could see your tire imprints. It had rained heavily 2 days before and there was spots of loose sand & limestone, plus the...More

4  Thank Ken R
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a 109 mile trail from Edgewood to Deadwood. Paved only for short distances, the balance is a smooth gravel surface. Wonderful to either walk, jog, or bike it, through a variety towns. Lovely scenery.

1  Thank Deanne A
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Reviewed August 5, 2017

I rode on this trail for the first time today, 10 miles from Rochford to DuMont and back. It is harder pedaling than biking on pavement, especially with a headwind, but the exercise, beautiful scenery, and wildlife (baby turkeys today) are more than worth it....More

Thank Luke C
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I rode from Deadwood to Dumont and back again on a warm sunny May day. There had been rain earlier in the week so was expecting the trail to be quite rutted, but to both our surprise the trail was in great...More

5  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

The surface is hard pack so don't ride after a rain. But it is well compacted and no problem on a road bike. A Rail to Trail conversion, it goes through some remote canyons (no roads in those canyons) and follows some great streams. Over...More

4  Thank Richard R
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Linda K
August 29, 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
August 14, 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
August 14, 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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