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Level: Beginner
Length: 0 mi (0 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +425/937 ft
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Mountain Biking Big Hill Trail System

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#28 of 42 mountain bike trails in South Dakota
#9435 in the world

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.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Off I-90, take exit 12 at the City of Spearfish. Follow this street (Jackson Street) through 3 stop lights until reaching Junek's car dealership. Go one more block and turn left onto University. Follow University to the end, turn right and follow Tinton Road as it turns dirt. At the end of the road, turn left and follow road #134 6 miles. The parking will be on the right and the trail begins on the left side of the road.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Spearfish, South Dakota

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Intermediate | 5 mi

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  • C Deuter
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    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.

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  • wk0312
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    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.

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  • Superdooperyooper
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    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.

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  • skunkdog2003
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    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.

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