Old Baldy Trail - Trail, Spearfish, Dakota

Old Baldy Trail - Trail, Spearfish, Dakota

DESCRIPTION

Has a variety of everything , one awesome trail with several other trails in the immediate area

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 19, 2011]
ems
Cross Country Rider

Rode it counterclockwise, opened with a nice long downhill, loose rock was fun, but the twigs and branches were annoying. 1st the trail is not ridden that often, from what I could tell... and it also not maintained from all the debris on the trail... ended up snapping my rear derailleur and was not able to ride 50% of the remaining main loop, I'm guessing a branch got caught in my spokes and torqued my derailleur... anyways... that sucked. I would only ride this trail, IF you happen to be in the area... the downhill is OK... nothing special...

Customer Service

Counterclockwise, lots of spurs to opt on, so that's always fun.

Similar Products Used:

any trail closer to rapid city (if you live or are staying in rapid city.... storm mtn. or M-hill park to name a few.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 21, 2004]
permnation
Cross Country Rider

really fun trail. if you are in the area give it a try. fast dowhills and one long climb to get back to the trailhead. views on old baldy are great.

Customer Service

clockwise

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 17, 2004]
ronjones
Weekend Warrior

Great single track loop. You'll be mostly in trees but there are some meadows. Take the time to go to the top of Old Baldy for a good view. The trail head is pretty easy to find. The trail is marked as Trail 66 on the Black Hills National Forest map. If you're coming from Spearfish, get on Utah Blvd by Wal-mart and head west for about 1.5 miles. Take a left on McGuigan Rd and that will turn into Forest Service road 134. It's about 10-15 miles of gravel and the trail head is on the right. If you're coming from a different direction, look at your forest service map.

Customer Service

Counter-clockwise seems to be the best route around the loop.

Similar Products Used:

Little Spearfish Creek (Trail 80 on FS map) right by the Timon campground. Eagle Cliff cross country ski area (Trail 68 on FS map) on US 85. Crow Peak if you really want to take a beating.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 15, 1999]
Lindsay and Rick

6 miles + of great single track, good elevation gain and loss, technical riding

Customer Service

left or right
either way

Similar Products Used:

Little Spearfish Trail

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Aug 21, 1999]
Scott J. Thor

This is a killer trail!! It has it all...fast downhills and a few good climbs as well. It was also mentioned in Bike magazine a few months ago.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Jun 29, 2000]
Ben

A trail with everything from steep technical and flat hardpack. Generally anyone who wants some nice singletrack that they can handle in the black hills of South Dakota (hills? south dakota? sounds weird but true.) Not a real long trail and it is a loop so you don't have to backtrack. Stop into the Spearfish Two Wheeler Dealer for directions.

Customer Service

Either way is fine(left or Right)

Similar Products Used:

Crow Peak, Tinton Trail.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 04, 2001]
andy

This is mountain biking at its best for overall challenge and beauty for the beginning/intermediate rider. Great singletrack, some technical and lots of meandering downhill. The views from Mt. Baldy are especially stunning in the Fall when the aspens are glowing.

Customer Service

the trails loops and both ways are a blast

Similar Products Used:

Alkalai Creek near Sturgis

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Sep 23, 2001]
Brandon

What a great ride, some of the most technical riding in the Black Hills. There is cattle in the area and watch out for the "Bovine Land Mines", they get a little slippery. The scenery is outstanding, there are some pictures posted in the communities section of MSN in the community named "cyclists" actually there are pics from this trail, Alkali, and The Mickelson Trail. The pics were taken Thursday Sept 20, 2001. You can get directions to the trailhead at 2-wheeler dealer in Spearfish, however it isn't hard to find it's about 15 miles out of town.

Customer Service

The trail loops and I would recommend the east loop

Similar Products Used:

Alkali Creek, Centennial Trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 29, 2002]
Brandon

This is a nice ride set in the spectacular Black Hills. The trail itself was of intermediate difficulty but very well "designed" with interesting terrain, good speed, and good scenery.
I was a bit surprised by the lack of panoramic views given the trails name (I did not have time to hike to the top of Old Baldy) but I was not disappointed. The drive to the trailhead up Spearfish canyon was spectacular.
This ride wet my appetite for more Black Hills riding. After talking to locals it sounds like great riding is all over the place and goes well beyond the reviews on this site and those by biking mags in recent years.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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