Centennial Trail For ATV Riding

The MOST popular all terrain vehicle trail in South Dakota.

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West of Rapid City in the Black Hills National Forest, the 111 mile Centennial Trail (Trail #89) is a north-south multi-use trail open to ATV riding for exploring a diverse cross-section of the Black Hills. The trail runs from Bear Butte in the north to Wind Cave in the south.

The southern end of the Centennial Trail is the Norbeck Dam Trailhead located ten miles north of Hot Springs, SD on US Highway 385. The northern end of the trail is Bear Butte State Park located nine miles northeast of Sturgis, SD on South Dakota Highway 79.

Note: Only an 18 miles section between Dalton Lake and Pilot Knob trailheads is open to motorized vehicles at this time.

Note: As of September 2007, ATV riding on Forest Service roads is only permitted on roads signed with three numbers and not currently marked closed.

Overall, Centennial Trail is the 1st most popular ATV riding trail of all 8 ATV trails in South Dakota. Several of the better atv trails are nearby Centennial Trail including Northern Black Hills, Bear Lodge Mountains and Southern Black Hills.


Local Contact(s):  Black Hills National Forest (605) 673-9200; SD Tourism (800) 732-5682; Black Hills ATV Rental (605) 673-3600; Four Seasons ATV Rentals (605) 342-1110; Mad Mountain ATV Rentals (605) 578-1878.

Best Season:  May - Sep

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Bismark Lake CG

Luxury Loding:  Sylvan Lake Cabins (605) 255-4515; Cottonwood Lodge (605) 642-2234

Breakfast Restaurant:  Sylvan Lake Lodge

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/blackhills

Article Source:   Best Centennial Trail ATV Trails Review https://www.trailsource.com/?type=ATV&id=12810

GPS:  44.1437, -103.5559

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  12810

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