In the Black Hills National Forest, the George S Mickelson Trail is a 114 mile snowmobile trek through majestic pine covered forests past jagged cliffs on an abandoned rail grade. This wide multi-use trail has a crushed limestone surface. There are 13 major snowmobiling trailheads for the Mickelson Trail. Snowmobiles are permited on certain sections of the trail. Check with the Mickelson Trail Info phone for more information.
1. Deadwood Trailhead, Mile Post 108.8: Near the old railroad depot on Sherman Street.
2. Kirk Trailhead, Mile Post 105.3: 1/2 mile south of Lead on Hwy. 85 and 1/2 mile west.
2A. Sugarloaf Trailhead: 1 mile south of Lead on Hwy. 85. This trailhead is not on the main line, but is part of the fantail loop.
3. Englewood Trailhead, Mile Post 98.5: 6 miles west of Hwy. 385 at Brownsville, on Englewood Rd.
4. Dumont Trailhead, Mile Post 92.6: Warming shelter with woodburning stove. 8.7 miles north of Rochford.
5. Rochford Trailhead, Mile Post 82.6: Near the Rochford Fire Station.
6. Mystic Trailhead, Mile Post 74.7: 12 miles north of Hill City on Mystic Road.
7. Tracy Park Trailhead, Mile Post 60.1: In Tracy City Park in Hill City.
8. The Mountain Trailhead, Mile Post 49.6: 3 miles north of Custer on Hwy 385, just east of Heritage Village.
9. Harbach Park Trailhead, Mile Post 44.5: Harbach City Park in Custer.
10. White Elephant Trailhead, Mile Post 35.7: 3.6 miles north of Pringle Trailhead, along Hwy. 385 (no toilets or tables).
11. Pringle Trailhead, Mile Post 32.1: West side of Hwy. 385 near the Pringle Fire Station.
12.Minnekahta Trailhead, Mile Post 16.2: 1/2 mile east of the Jct. of Hwys. 18 and 89.
13. Edgemont Trailhead, Mile Post 0.0: South end of Main Street.
Overall, Mickelson Trail is the 6th most popular snowmobile trail of all 10 snowmobiling rides in South Dakota.