Carson Draw Trails For Mountain Biking

The 3rd most popular mountain bike trail in South Dakota.

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Near Rapid City in the Black Hills National Forest, the Carson Draw Trails are four season non-motorized trails total 6.0 miles (800) winding through Carson Draw. They are off the beaten path. and offer solitude to those searching for more primitive-type experiences. Pine, aspen, and oak surround the mountain bike trails and provide habitat for the abundant wildlife that use the area. These trails are a pleasant diversion into the peaceful back woods. Users may find that the trails are much like the Sundance system in their beauty and serenity and offer an even greater level of solitude. It is located 3 miles north of US 14 and Sundance on FDR 838.

Overall, Carson Draw Trails is the 3rd most popular mountain bike trail of all 10 mountain biking rides in South Dakota. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Carson Draw Trails including Bear Mountain Trail, Sundance Trail System, Buzzards Roost and M Hill Bike Trails.


Local Contact(s):  Black Hills National Forest (605) 673-2251; SD Tourism (800) 732-5682; Western Spirit Tours (435) 259-8732.

Best Season:  May - Sep

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  NFS Sundance Trail CG

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

Breakfast Restaurant:  Sylvan Lake Lodge

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  7/1/2016

ID:  6466


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