Fort Meade Back Country Byway is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Sturgis, South Dakota that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 4.4 miles Elevation Gain: 485 feet Route Type: Point to Point

scenic driving

views

historic site

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

We might have taken the wrong way but it was a great hike with beautiful views!

hiking
10 months ago

Very nice easy if you need to get out of the car and move your legs! We enjoyed it. Trail is in good condition. Watch for ticks!

nature trips
Fri Mar 28 2014

Nice drive. All dirt road but smooth. Any type of vehicle should be able to handle this road most of the year. The land is BLM land. Archery hunting is allowed with the appropriate licenses. The are plenty of pull off spots to stop and enjoy short walks or view wildlife. I have seen turkey and deer. There is a seasonal horse camp here that is a US Fee area. There are historical markers along the route. Fort Meade was used throughout the 1800s and into the 1900s a exploration camp, Cavalry headquarters for the war with the Native Americans, and training the US Military in the early 1900s. Today it is the sight of our area's VA Healthcare system to care for our American Veterans. Collecting of artifacts is not allowed.

hiking
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hiking
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hiking
Sun May 05 2019

scenic driving
Mon Mar 31 2014