Big Hill Trail System For Mountain Biking
The 7th most popular mountain bike trail in South Dakota.
Saturday 30 July 2016 04:08 GMT
South of Spearfish in the Black Hills National Forest, the Big Hill Trails is a network of five mountain biking trails totaling 10+ miles.
The mountain bike trailhead is approximately 7 miles south of Spearfish on 134 (Tinton Road).
Maintained trails on the forest are marked with blazes and brown fiberglass posts. Blazes are in the form of | either cut in the bark of pine trees or painted on redwood signs. Brown fiberglass posts are used where there are no trees.
Loops A, A.1 and B primarily meander through mixed stands of quaking aspen, paper birch and ponderosa pine.
Loops C, D and trail C.1 cross extensive stands of ponderosa pine with small patches of quaking aspen and paper birch.
Loop A 2.1 mi. Easy
Loop A.1 0.5 mi. Easy
Loop B 2.4 mi. More Difficult
Loop C 5.5 mi. More Difficult
Loop C.1** 1.5 mi. Easy
Loop D 4.5 mi. More Difficult
Overall, Big Hill Trail System is the 7th most popular mountain bike trail of all 10 mountain biking rides in South Dakota. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Big Hill Trail System including Deerfield Trail, Little Spearfish / Rimrock Trails, Old Baldy Trail and Eagle Cliff Trails.