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George S. Mickelson Trail

Deadwood, SD
+1 605-584-3896
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Winderful

This is a 109 mile trail from Edgewood to Deadwood. Paved only for short distances, the balance is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deanne A
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Arizona
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A Gem for bikers in the Black Hills

I rode on this trail for the first time today, 10 miles from Rochford to DuMont and back. It is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Luke 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” (33 reviews)
“road bike” (5 reviews)
“daily fee” (2 reviews)
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Deadwood, SD
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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.

Thank Deanne A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 26 May 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

2  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 24 May 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

2  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I've done parts of three sections, now. The trail doesn't disappoint! It's well marked, has nice trailheads, good surface (limestone gravel), and great scenery. I did Pringle, Mystic, and Deadwood. Mystic has tunnels but is all uphill to get to them!

Thank 996candy
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We rode two parts of this trail on our way to Seattle from New Jersey. This trail has elevation climbs.....not hills just gradual climbs. This trail has wind. From Hill City to Custer, it required pedaling...on the way back, we could have coasted! The same...More

Thank travelingrm
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Rode from Dumont to Hill City (approx 30 miles). Trail is in great condition. Almost as good as blacktop. Lots of bridges and several tunnels. Multiple signs noting area facts or historical markers. Very little traffic when we were there. The trail was very safe....More

1  Thank John C
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

6  Thank Cyclebuddies
Reviewed 29 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

3  Thank kimberly c
Reviewed 13 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.

Thank Meagan K
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Linda K
30 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
15 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
15 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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