Big Hill Trail System

3.60 out of 5
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↑ 1,400 ft
↓ 3,100 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Big Hill is an easy system where most beginners and intermediates can practice their skills before tackling some of the tougher rides in the area. There are 2 very easy trails, the A-1 loop that only heads out .5 miles round trip, and the A loop that is 2.1 miles round trip. Both of these have minimal hills and almost no technical sections. On the outer edges of A loop, three other more difficult trails begin. C Loop is just over 5 miles long and has some technical sections such as loose and broken rocks, as well as a few tough climbs. It does have an excellent downhill section on its far eastern end. D loop is also over 5 miles long, but is much easier as most of it has been turned into two track road due to logging in the area. B loop is a much more technical 1 mile trail, that has roots, rocks, switchbacks, and a good steep climb if you tackle it from the east side first. A good 1/2 day can be spent riding all of these trails as they interconnect.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  C Deuter   on Sep 14, 2019
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Reviews (5)


September 3, 2019
C Deuter Gnarly  
Review: Well built, very well maintained trail system that flows well. Something for everyone. You can ride loops from the Big Hill Trail head or ride down to Spearfish.Trail has been marked.


May 16, 2012
wk0312 Gramcounter  
Review: This area is beautiful but the loops are not very well marked. There are usually some maps at the trail head but not a gaurantee. Best to ride with someone who knows the track to enjoy the ride. Not too difficult of climbs but full suspension would be most comfortable due. I rode my Flash 1 29er on this trail.

Granny Gear

May 22, 2011
Review: This is a good beginners trail system. From a midwesterner's perspective it has a lot of grades to climb, but not a lot of short steep hills. Nice scenery.

Granny Gear

July 15, 2007
Review: Very nice Single track for new rider, not alot of technical stuff but a few roots and logs to get around. awsome single track and some logging roads. I highly recommend this trail, beautiful scenery, but trails could be marked better.

January 1, 1970
Review: This is a wide open expanse of cross country ski trails.The kinda place you take your other half on her first real ride.meanders thru the northern hills and gives some majestic viewings.

Similar Trail: If you like this place your gonna love the Mickelson Trail.

Big Hill Trail System MTB Trail 3.60 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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