Eagle Cliff Trails Cross Country Skiing

The 3rd most popular XC Ski in South Dakota.

Southwest of Spearfish in the Black Hills National Forest, the Eagle Cliff Trails is a network of 21 trails totaling over 27 miles.

To reach the cross-country skiing trailhead from Spearfish, take Hwy 14A south through Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway to Hwy 85 at Cheyenne Crossing. Take Hwy 85 southwest for 3.7, 7.3, 8.1 and 9.1 miles to the trailheads.

The Eagle Cliff Trails were developed by local skiing enthusiasts in the mid 1980's. This trail system became popular among other recreationists because of the opportunity to create your own adventure.

With twenty-one intertwining loop and dead-end trails, the system offers fun and challenge at every turn. Trails range from short, rugged and remote to longer, looping trails with a range of difficulty. The opportunity to combine trails and create a unique experience is only one of the highlights of this system.

Overall, Eagle Cliff Trails is the 3rd most popular cross country ski area of all 3 Nordic ski destinations in South Dakota.

Black Hills National Forest (SD/US)

Black Hills National Forest (SD/US)

Black Hills National Forest (SD/US)

Black Hills National Forest (SD/US)

Eagle Cliff Trails Cross Country Skiing Map



Local Contact(s):  Black Hills National Forest (605) 642-4622; SD Tourism (800) 732-5682.

Recommended Book:  "Basic Cross-Country Skiing" from J Scott McGee

Best Season:  Jan. - Feb.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

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

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.fed.us/bhnf/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/22/2016

ID:  14930

Eagle Cliff Trails Cross Country Skiing Map


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