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Sylvan Lake Trail in Custer State Park

Sylvan Lake Trail

    • George S Mickelson Trail in South Dakota. Imagine a path where the ghosts of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane still roam; where bicyclists, hikers, and horseback riders can explore spruce and ponderosa pine forests; and the very young, the very old, and people of all abilities can enjoy. The George S. Mickelson Trail, in the heart of the beautiful Black Hills, was completed in September of 1998. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills.  Much of the trail passes through National Forest Land, but there are parts of the trail that pass through privately owned land, where the trail use is restricted to the trail only. The trail is 109 miles long and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone and gravel. There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables.

Picture of gravel bike standing on forest road in autumn–mickelson-trail/

    • Hiking and Walking in the Black Hills Forest.

The highest point in South Dakota known as Harney Peak for over 150 years, was renamed Black Elk Peak in 2016.

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Couple hiking in beautiful mountain scenery

    • More hikes to fit anyone and everyone’s personal preferences

hikers on the trail to Harney Peak in Custer State Park in Black Hills of South Dakota

    • More Wyoming Trails Available

Image of a hiker walking with a backpack towards Devils Tower National Natural Monument in Wyoming.

    • Mountain Biking Trails galore at your doorstep

People enjoying mountain biking in forest with trees in the background. –and—


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