Deerfield Trail Horseback Riding

The 5th most popular equestrian 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 horseback riding trail complex. This trail 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. The routes can be shared with hikers, mountain bikers and cross counrty skiers so make sure to exercise care when riding. 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.

There are several trailheads providing access to the Deerfield Trail. Here are the descriptions of each trailhead.

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 5th most popular horse trail of all 17 horseback rides in South Dakota. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Deerfield Trail including Centential Trail, Centennial Trail, Mickelson Trail, Big Hill Trails, 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

Base Camp:  Plenty Star Ranch Campground (605) 673-3012

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

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Deerfield Trail Horseback Riding Review

GPS:  44.02603, -103.79879

Date Published:  12/24/2015

Date Updated:  10/10/2018

ID:  14916

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