Central Black Hills
The Centennial Trail has 105 miles of single track and two track from Bear Butte to Wind Cave National Park with more than 30 trail heads. From prairie grasslands to rugged high country with granite spires, you'll see wildlife, wonderful geologic formations, Black Hills history, wildflowers, lakes, and streams. See brochure or other info.
Disciples of Dirt Centennial Trail Legs.
Centennial Trail Day 7
The George Mickelson Trail is a Rails-to-Trails project with 116 miles of a low-grade, crushed rock trail extending from Deadwood to Edgemont. There is a user fee. More info The Coon Hollow trail head in the Storm Mountain area accesses several options with sizzling single-track trails. Victoria Lake area - Check out the many miles of scenic single-track trails in this area with three different loops. Little Elk Canyon - What could be better than a single-track trail in one of the most scenic canyons in the Black Hills? This is a favorite of local geologists. Buzzards Roost has several miles of fabulous single-track trail. Located 5 miles west of Rapid City on Hwy 44. Here is another interesting view.
Shanks Quarry is located 6 miles west of Rapid City on Hwy 44 with many options for running and biking on single-track and two-track trails. The trail head is on the right (north) side of the highway. Garmin Connect Short loop
Black Elk Wilderness has 56 miles of challenging trail running, hiking, and heart-thumping scenery near Harney Peak.
Northern Black Hills
Eagle Cliff Trails have great cross-country skiing (groomed and ungroomed) and snowshoeing in winter with running and mountain biking in summer. Winter snow pack is probably the deepest in the Black Hills.
East of Rapid City
Badlands Trails are located east of Rapid City and offer many places to run. One of the best is the Castle Trail, which can be found by getting off I-90 at the Interior Exit. The trail starts at the first parking lot inside the park and goes west to the Fossil Exhibit. Round Trip is approximately 10 miles.
Closer to Rapid City is the Rail Road Buttes area. Many trails available here. Leave Rapid City on Hwy 44 east. Turn right (south) at the New Underwood turnoff. Rail Road Buttes is about a mile south. Please note that the 4-wheelers ignore the signs prohibiting them, and all trails are now two-track trails.