George S. Mickelson Trail

The George S. Mickelson Trail is a great place to ride bicycles and walk or run.  The trail is a operated by South Dakota State Parks and a fee is charged.  Trailheads are spaced along it and most have water and shelter.  Check out all of the activities and buy a trail pass on the Mickelson Trail website. You can also buy a trail pass from local vendors or self pay stations located at trailheads.

Here is an article from Adventure Cyclist about Black Hills Cycling including the Mickelson Trail as part of the route.

Every year there is a 3-day bike ride called the Trail Trek.
The Mickelson Trail is a member of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Hall of Fame.

On the trail at the Dumont Trailhead
These shelters are just what is needed for sunny or rainy days. This one overlooks the sites of the Bismarck and Wasp mines and has some old mining equipment to see
My trusty steed and the truck that carries us around parked in Deadwood
On the trail near Dumont which is at the top of the hill
A beautiful meadow
Mile markers – the shorter one is from the railroad days
A section of trail alongside the North Fork Rapid Creek
One of the four tunnels
Along Rapid Creek near Rochford. This section washed out and has been repaired