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Easy grades and twisting turns through pine and prairie.


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2.6

Miles

4.2

KM

Point to Point

3,911' 1,192 m

High

3,646' 1,111 m

Low

355' 108 m

Up

133' 40 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildlife

Description

From the first junction from the trailhead under the interstate head across the prairie through grass and gypsum beds along the interstate. Cross under the barbed wire fence and follow the trail as it starts heading uphill.

The trail winds and switchbacks crossing through some oak trees and up and down small ravines. There are expansive views of the northern Great Plains. You then enter the pine forest and weave along the hillside with great views of Spearfish and the surrounding Black Hills. Once in the trees the sounds of the interstate dissipate.

Curve around the trail through one last stand of pine before coming to the junction with the Ridge Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Deer and turkey, oak and pine.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kyle Thompson

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#89

in South Dakota

#35,419

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