Little Elk Creek Canyon - Trail, Piedmont, Dakota

Little Elk Creek Canyon - Trail, Piedmont, Dakota

DESCRIPTION

The Trail follows a creek in bottom of a canyon. It's shown as a road on some older maps. The road has washed out (flood of '72?). The trail takes you through rock formations named "White Gate" and "Red Gate". It connects with the Centennial Trail (which is somewhat challenging in this area) and the road to Dalton Lake Campground. About three miles each way = six miles out and back. Pretty much a beginner's level trail with a short technical stretch through a rocky creek bottom area. Great fall colors. Nice "after work" ride if you live in the Rapid City or Sturgis areas. It gets you onto your bike and into the Hills quickly from I-90.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 27, 2014]
Aaron Todd
Cross Country Rider

Condition of the trail today was wet & snow covered in spots. Snow storm in Oct. 2013 has downed many trees along and across the trail. Only one spot right in the beginning where I had to walk bike over a fallen tree. Someone has been here and used a chain saw to cut sections of fallen trees out so you can pass on the trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 23, 2010]
coolmoerob
Cross Country Rider

hey guys, this is a really sweet piece of singletrack. we use it as a warm up to the dalton lake and centennial trail. stay right at the 'y' on the way up and left on the way back down. a couple of semi-technical spots but overall just nice easy ridin through a truly beautiful canyon. hook right onto the centennial trail at dalton lake and climb up for a few miles then turn around and blast back to your car. it's awesome stuff!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 21, 2004]
ronjones
Weekend Warrior

It takes a couple rides to figure out which way to go when you reach a wye in the trail. There are some dead ends. The trail is partially single track and partially ATV-width with loose gravel and rock throughout. A short section in the middle is technical. It's a scenic route. Do your sight-seeing on the way up so you can fly on the downhill return stretch.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
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