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    Top Mountain Biking Spots in and near South Dakota

    • Custer, South Dakota

      Hike through Hell Canyon

      5.3 mi
      The Trailhead lies down in the canyon bottom, just one mile west of Jewel Cave National Monument and 13 miles west of Custer. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the parking lot, which is right off the highway and boasts a spacious gravel lot to park in. Since the trail is a loop, you can go either ...
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    • Rapid City, South Dakota

      Hike to the Stratobowl Rim

      2 mi / 100 ft gain
      The winding trail to the Stratobowl is a gradual and easy hike, which is perfect for the whole family or for a quick excursion if you don't have a lot of time. It is roughly a mile to the Rim overlook, where there is a plaque commemorating the November 11th, 1935 balloon flight that launched 72,3...
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    • Hill City, South Dakota

      Camp at Castle Creek Campground

      0.25 mi / 0 ft gain
      Castle Creek is a challenging place to get to, the road in the off seasons can be even more difficult. In the spring/early summer when the road is wet it can become rutted. There is one road to get to the campground from the East from Mystic it is about 8 rough narrow miles, but you could arrive ...
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    • Spearfish, South Dakota

      Hike around Lookout Mountain

      2.4 mi / 860 ft gain
      To get to the trail for Lookout Mountain there are 2 trailheads. One trailhead is just a few blocks from downtown on Nevada St., the other trailhead is on the East side of town. This post is using the Nevada St. Trailhead as the starting point. From this trailhead to the top of Lookout Mountain i...
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    • Keystone, South Dakota

      Hike Iron Creek Trail #15

      2.4 mi / 200 ft gain
      The trail is accessible from 2 different spots, both give you the opportunity for a scenic drive to get there. The approach from the Northeast side is on Iron Mountain road a beautiful scenic Black Hills highway, and you will be very near Lakota Lake.  The Southwest trail head is a more rugged dr...
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    • Spearfish, South Dakota

      Cross-Country Ski the Big Hill Trails

      13.6 mi / 300 ft gain
      From Spearfish, head south on Tinton Rd. for roughly 8 miles. There will be a large parking lot to your right with a pit toilet and an information kiosk. The actual trail head is across the road from the parking lot. There are four different loops in the system all of varying difficulty and lengt...
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    • Rapid City, South Dakota

      M Hill

      1.56 mi / 381 ft gain
      M Hill is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Rapid City, South Dakota.
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    • Mitchell, South Dakota

      Mountain Bike Kiwanis Trail on Lake Mitchell

      1.8 mi / 95 ft gain
      Kiwanis Trail runs along the south side of Lake Mitchell in South Dakota. Along with a hiking trail, there is also a trail specifically for mountain biking. The hiking trail is about two miles long and is a pretty easy hike for all ages. Along the hike, you'll wind through forests, plains, and ri...
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    • Sioux Falls, South Dakota

      Mountain Bike Leaders Park Trail

      1.6 mi / 170 ft gain
      Leaders Park Trail is located in Leaders Park in Sioux Falls. Park on the street at the "Leaders Park" sign and head to the right, where you will find the start of the mountain biking trail. The trail consist of a 1.6 mile loop full of slopes, inclines, prairie grasses, and forests. The park is c...
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    • North Sioux City, South Dakota

      Adams Nature Preserve Loop

      7.69 mi / 364 ft gain
      Adams Nature Preserve Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near North Sioux City, South Dakota.
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