Pine Ridge Trail For Mountain Biking

The MOST popular mountain bike trail in Nebraska.

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Southwest of Chadron in the Nebraska National Forest, the 100 mile Pine Ridge Trail crosses the 6,600 acre Pine Ridge National Recreation Area and is open to mountain biking. It runs through woodlands with craggy sandstone buttes rising 1,000 feet above the surrounding hills and grassy swales. The best section of the trail is an 18-miler that starts at Coffee Mill Butte Trailhead, goes across the Pine Ridge escarpment--home to wild turkeys, bobcats, coyotes, and golden eagles--and takes you through ponderosa pine forests to the West Ash Trailhead.

To reach mountain biking at the Coffee Mill Butte Trailhead from Scottsbluff, take SR 71 north 75 miles to Crawford and head 20 miles east on Uss 20 to Dead Horse Road. The trailhead is about ten miles south on the right.

A detailed trail map is available from the Cadron Chamber of Commerce for $5.95 by calling (308) 432-4401.

Overall, Pine Ridge Trail is the 1st most popular mountain bike trail of all 6 mountain biking rides in Nebraska. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Pine Ridge Trail including Spotted Tail Loop and Dismal River.

Pine Ridge Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  Nebraska National Forest (308) 432-0300; Chadron Chamber (308) 432-4401; Nebraska Tourism (800) 228-4307; CSP (308) 432-6167; Mountain Mania (308) 432-3653.

Recommended Book:  "Bike America: Midwest Region" from Todd Mercer

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Chadron State Park Campground; Soldier Creek Campground; Main Street B&B (308) 432-3380

Luxury Loding:  Chadron State Park Cabins; Fort Robinson Inn, Crawford (308) 665-2900

GPS:  42.70805, -103.00847

Date Published:  5/17/2016

Date Updated:  8/13/2016

ID:  6248

Pine Ridge Trail Mountain Biking Map


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