Mickelson Trail, Deadwood/north; Hot Springs/ south


Directions: From Rapid City, South Dakota take I-90 West to exit 30, which is SR 14. Take SR14 south to Deadwood.  Once in Deadwood, go to the Deadwood Bicycles on Sherman Street....you're there.
Or, leave Rapid City and head south on SR79 for 47 miles to Hot Springs, South Dakota.  Stop in the Flat Iron Coffee Shop, tell 'em Jerry Dunn sent you, and ask 'em how to get to the Mickelson Trail.

Trail Information: The Mickelson Trail is part of the Rails to Trails Conservancy program.  It is maintained by the South Dakota Dpt. of Game, Fish & Parks.  It is 112 miles in total length with trailheads in a number of towns along it's route. Over 100 trestle type bridges; 3 tunnels; rolling terrain (nothing more than 3% grade); absolutely gorgeous scenery....think Dances with Wolves.

Jerry Dunn