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Info hub of the Mickelson Trail 

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Don't miss your chance to be a part of the Black Hills Rails to Ales event on September 23rd. Let's pedal, sip, savor, and celebrate the beauty of the Black Hills together!

Immerse yourself in the stunning fall foliage of the Black Hills as you ride through picturesque landscapes from Hill City to Custer. This leisurely ride is the perfect way to welcome the new season while enjoying the natural beauty that surrounds us.

The Mickelson Trail, South Dakota's first rails-to-trails conversion, offers a unique pathway through history and nature.️ Soak in the rich heritage of the area as you ride along the same route that once carried trains through these breathtaking hills.

But that's not all! After your scenic ride, the fun continues with live music, craft beer, and a delicious lunch that'll satisfy your post-ride appetite at Mt. Rushmore Brewing Company.

Hurry, though – registration is limited to just 50 riders! Secure your spot now and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Registration includes day pass, $25 meal credit at the brewery, and branded/event beer glass. Riders depart Tracy Park in Hill City between 10:30 and 11:30 am. Shuttle services available (must register) via Dave's World Tours.

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A Trail Guide for the Mickelson Trail

available in digital or paperback

This book includes visitor info and history of communities along the 109 mile route of the George S. Mickelson Trail in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It provides handy service information, maps, photographs and complete descriptions of distinctive features along the way. Whether you're hiking, biking, horseback riding, or car touring along the trail, this guide is the perfect resource for every traveler.

2023 Mickelson Trail Events


Deadwood MT Marathon: June 5-6

Crazy Horse Volksmarch: June 5-6

Ddwd Trolley on the Trail: 6/6, 7/11, 9/15

Hill City Trolley on the Trail: 7/19, 9/6
The Big Mick: June 10

Summer Trek: June 14-15 

Lean Horse 100: August 19-20

Black Hills Rails to Ales: Sept. 23

25th Trail Trek: September 15-17

Buffalo Round Up: September 30

Crazy Horse Volksmarch: Oct. 1

Run Crazy Horse Marathon Oct. 7-8

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