Best South Dakota ATV Trails

South Dakota has 8 all terrain vehicle rides.

  September 17, 2018

Located in the US, the ATV trails in South Dakota offers more than a half-dozen beautiful ATV riding trails. The best South Dakota ATV trails based on popularity are considered to be Centennial Trail, Northern Black Hills, Southern Black Hills, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, and Oahe Downstream OHV Area. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a South Dakota ATV trails trail below.

Where Can I Ride ATVs In South Dakota?


Centennial Trail

West of Rapid City in the Black Hills National Forest, the 111 mile Centennial Trail 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.  MORE INFO

Buffalo Gap National Grassland

Southeast of Rapid City and Farmingdale, the Buffalo Gap National Grassland permits ATV riding. An especially popular section for ATV riding is the Railroad Buttes area.  MORE INFO

Talsmas ATV Trail Park

Southwest of Sioux Falls and south of Avon, the Talsmas ATV Trail Park has miles of trails along the Missouri River through broad grasslands. The riding area rolls through hundreds of acres of prairie and river bottoms. This is a family-oriented riding area.  MORE INFO

Bear Lodge Mountains

North of Sundance in the Black Hills National Forest, the Bear Lodge Mountains have miles of forest roads open to ATV riding. The elevations range from 4,000 to 7,000 feet.  MORE INFO

Oahe Downstream OHV Area

North of Fort Pierre, the Oahe Downstream OHV Area has over 400 acres open to ATV riding in hilly grassland and river bluffs. This is an open riding area with no designated trails. The boundary of the open riding area is marked.  MORE INFO