Mystic Trailhead | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Mystic Trailhead

  • Mystic Trailhead
  • Mystic Trailhead
Trail Difficulty: 
Easy, Moderate

The town of Mystic, first named “Sitting Bull”, has 2 claims to fame. The first involves gold mining along Castle Creek: An experimental plant was built in 1904 by the Electro-Chemical Reduction Company to extract gold by electro-cynide or electro-chlorination processes. The second claim to fame was the railroad: One line, the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, was a north/south railroad stretched south from Deadwood. A second line, later called the Crouch Line, went from Rapid City to Mystic where it intersected with the north/south railroad.

Mile Post



12 miles north of Hill City on Mystic Road.

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