George S Mickelson Trail along Rapid Creek Trail

EASY 5 reviews

George S Mickelson Trail along Rapid Creek Trail is a 19.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rapid City, South Dakota that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
19.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1870 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
28 days ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

We went biking from Hill City to Redfern (which has a vault bathroom). It is a gradual uphill climb for the 7+ miles which made coming back much easier. Beautiful views. Well worth it.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I did 26 miles on the trail by bike from Hill City--13 one way and 13 back. 55 minutes of a slight incline at moderate difficulty, followed by half hour of flying down the other side. (Turned back.) Then 50 minutes back up at a greater incline (really hard for me at this point), followed by coasting for another hour. It was a peaceful, gorgeous ride going north out of Hill City. Just know what you are getting into. I just hope I can still walk tomorrow.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

The entire trail is 108.8 miles along the old railway tracks. Gorgeous, fun and not too difficult... but don't be fooled, the inclines are long and steady and will give you a great workout!