in the Black Hills of South Dakota

June 7, 2020

The George S. Mickelson Trail traverses 109 glorious miles of the Black Hills of South Dakota.

The trail is a converted rail line that was abandoned in 1983; the crushed stone pathway crosses more than 100 railroad bridges and goes through four tunnels, and much of it traverses the national forest.

Since the trail was completed in the fall of 1998, it has become one of the premier rail-trails in the West, rich with boom and bust history of gold mining, and challenging for bicyclists as it cuts through rugged mountain terrain. 

A detailed map of the trail is available on the trail website:   WWW.MICKELSONTRAIL.COM

Bicycle rentals & shuttle services to/from Hill City are available.  Ask us for referrals!