Black Hills National Forest
GORP has assembled a directory of Black Hills trails—your key to great hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding.
Numbers correspond with the map above.
Centennial Trail —111 miles. A landmark trail that stretches across the north-south length of the Black Hills. Mixed use.
George S. Mickelson —114 miles. Rail trail from Deadwood to Edgewood. Gentle grades. Mixed use.
1. Cook Lake Trail & Cliff Swallow Trail —4.5 miles. Good wildlife trail. Hiking, biking.
2. Bearlodge Trails —50.3 miles. Home of the annual Fat-tire Biking Challenge for mountain bikers. Hiking, biking, horses, skiing.
3. Crow Peak Trail —3.5 miles. Challenging hike to a 360° view over three states. Hiking, horses; no bikes.
4. Big Hills Trails —16.5 miles. Spearfish Canyon rim country. Skiing, hiking, biking.
5. Baldy Trail, Rimrock Trail & Little Spearfish Trail —18 miles. Canyon rims and peak tops—where the winter scenes from Dances with Wolves were filmed. Hiking, biking, horses.
6. Eagle Cliff Trails —14 miles. Self-guided loop system that were originally developed for cross-country skiing. Skiing, hiking, biking.
7. Veterans Point —1 mile. Downhill to a good fishing lake. Accessible hiking trail.
8. Deerfield & Lake Loop Trail —28 miles. Gentle trails through scenic canyons. Hiking, biking, horses, skiing.
9. Bear Mountain Trails —16.1 miles. Breathtaking views and lots of wildlife. Skiing, hiking, biking.
10. Flume Trail —14 miles. Follows an old logging flume. Hiking only.
11. Harney Range Trail System —50 miles of trails, 14 trailheads, many in the Black Elk Wilderness. Hiking, biking, horses.
12. Hells Canyon Trail —6 miles. Follows a bench below limestone cliff for outstanding views of Eagle Canyon. Hiking, biking horses.
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication