George S. Mickelson Trail | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

George S. Mickelson Trail

  • George S. Mickelson Trail

George S. Mickelson Trail, a 109-mile-long trail that offers breathtaking views of the Black Hills and an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the region. This former railway line has been transformed into a multi-use trail that caters to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, offering a diverse range of experiences that visitors can enjoy year-round.

Trail Highlights

Follow the trail through scenic valleys, sweeping meadows, and historic railway tunnels. Take in the majestic views of the Black Hills and enjoy the picturesque landscape that surrounds you.

Wildlife Watching

Keep an eye out for deer, elk, and turkey as they wander through the hills, or catch a glimpse of foxes, coyotes, or mountain lions on your trail journey.

Trail Towns

Explore the charming towns that dot the trail, including Hill City, Deadwood, and Edgemont, and discover their unique history, culture, dining, and shopping experiences.

Whether you're a seasoned hiker, biker or a casual nature lover, the George S. Mickelson Trail is an unforgettable adventure that offers something for everyone. Discover the beauty of the Black Hills and create lasting memories on your next journey.

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