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George S. Mickelson Trail

Deadwood, SD
+1 605-584-3896
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The Mickelson Trail Experience

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

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Casper, Wyoming
You usually can use the trail while being almost alone,It is awesome!!

Hiking in the Hills around Deadwood is usually really nice quiet and serene experience . I am most... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Deadwood, South Dakota
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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” (34 reviews)
“road bike” (6 reviews)
“crazy horse” (6 reviews)
Deadwood, SD
+1 605-584-3896
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Reviewed 31 October 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
Reviewed 10 October 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
Reviewed 26 September 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

3  Thank Ken R
Reviewed 20 August 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
Reviewed 5 August 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
Reviewed 25 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

5  Thank Karen K
Reviewed 23 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

4  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 17 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 24 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

1  Thank travelingrm
Reviewed 19 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

3  Thank John C
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Linda K
29 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.
Marcia S
14 August 2016|
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
Marcia S
14 August 2016|
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