Deerfield Trail For Mountain Biking

The 4th most popular mountain bike trail in South Dakota.

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Near Rochford in the Black Hills National Forest, the Deerfield Trail is a 28 mile non-motorized mountain biking trail complex connects the Deerfield recreation area with the rest of the Black Hills on more than 200 miles of trail, including the Centennial Trail and the George S. Mickelson Trail. Hikers, mountain bikers, horse riders and cross counrty skiers can enjoy the trails, although not all trail sections are suitable for all uses.

Eight trailheads provide convenient access at intervals of one to nine miles. You can plan trips of an hour, a day or several days. Both trails are marked with brown posts bearing distinctive logos, and are easy to follow.

In addition to great scenery and abundant wildlife, youll pass by a variety of historic sites including a log flume, cabins, mines, tunnels and railroad grades.


Kinney Canyon Trailhead on the Rochford Road, three miles north of the Deerfield Highway.

Mystic Trailhead on the Mystic Road north of the Deerfield Highway, provides access to the George S. Mickelson Trail as well.

Silver City Trailhead at roads end, just above Silver City on Rapid Creek.

Deer Creek Trailhead on the Silver Cityroad just west of US 385, also serves the 111-mile Centennial Trail.

Overall, Deerfield Trail is the 4th most popular mountain bike trail of all 10 mountain biking rides in South Dakota. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Deerfield Trail including Little Spearfish / Rimrock Trails, Big Hill Trail System, Eagle Cliff Trails and Old Baldy Trail.


Local Contact(s):  Black Hills National Forest (605) 343-1567; SD Tourism (800) 732-5682.

Recommended Map:  "Trail Map For Telluride, Silverton, Ouray" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  May - Sep

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

Breakfast Restaurant:  Sylvan Lake Lodge

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Deerfield Trail Mountain Biking Review

GPS:  44.02603, -103.79879

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  4/2/2018

ID:  14915

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