George S. Mickelson TrailCurrently Closed
- Address: 11361 Nevada Gulch Road, Lead, SD 57754-9801 ( Contact point), Custer, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6055843896
- Ticket Price: 3 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Forest, Trail, Bridge, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Tunnel
You can choose to walk in the footsteps of the past, even venture into the outdoors or simply enjoy a walk! This is a path where the ghosts of Calamity Jane and Wild Bill Hickok are still believed to be existent. Here horseback riders, hikers and bikers can explore ponderosa pine forests and spruce. Every age group right from babies to teenagers would enjoy this place! The George S. Mickelson Trail is an opportunity to explore the heart of the beautiful Black Hills. It was completely implemented in the month of September in the year 1998. The easy going slopes and its easily accessible nature allow people of all kinds and ages to marvel the beauty of the Black Hills. Most part of the trail goes through National Forest Land, but there are sections of the trail that go through privately owned property too and then you are asked to stick to your schedule.
The 109 mile long trail contains more than 4 rock tunnels and hundred converted railroad bridges and 4 rock tunnels. The trail surface is primarily made up of crushed limestone and gravel.
George S. Mickelson Trail Travel Tips
- There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables.
- A majority of the trail does not exceed a 4% grade, but parts of the trail are considered strenuous.
- Dumont is the highest point and the 19 mile stretch from Deadwood to Dumont is the longest incline.
- Be dressed in comfortable clothing and please wear appropriate footwear to avoid mishaps.
- Passes are available at self-service stations along the trail, authorized vendors, some state park offices and online.
Entrance Ticket Details For George S. Mickelson Trail
- Mickelson Trail Pass: $3 daily or $15 annual pass
George S. Mickelson Trail Hours
- Year-round, from dawn to dusk.
How to Reach George S. Mickelson Trail
- Drive or walk to the starting point.
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69.39% of people who visit Custer include George S. Mickelson Trail in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
34.48% of people start their George S. Mickelson Trail visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see George S. Mickelson Trail
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting George S. Mickelson Trail