Big Hill Trails Horseback Riding
The 4th most popular equestrian trail in South Dakota.
Tuesday 19 July 2016 04:08 GMT
South of Spearfish in the Black Hills National Forest, the Big Hill Trails is a network of five horseback riding trails totaling 10+ miles.
The horseback riding 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 Trails is the 4th most popular horse trail of all 17 horseback rides in South Dakota. Several of the better horse trails are nearby Big Hill Trails including Centential Trail, Centennial Trail, Mickelson Trail, Deerfield Trail, Little Spearfish / Rimrock Trails, Old Baldy Trail, Eagle Cliff Trails and .