Level: Advanced
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Big Tree/Robber's Roost

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#35 of 42 mountain bike trails in South Dakota
#11183 in the world

This trail starts out on the Centennial Trail and veers left along CSP Road 4 (Wildlife Loop Rd.) After following the road for about 2 miles the trail turns left up a draw past the remnants of the second largest Ponderosa Pine in the US. At the top of the draw turn right to briefly ride along the ridge until plunging down Robber's Roost Gulch till it junctions with CSP Road 3. Turn left on CSP 3 until it junctions with CSP 4. Take a left and follow CSP 4 back to the trailhead.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
The Centennial Trail French Creek Trailhead serves as the starting point and is located on the eastern end of the French Creek Horse Camp. Take Custer State Park Road #4 east off of Highway 87 to get to the horse camp. Drive through the horse camp to the trailhead.
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  • CFM

    This trail is a mix of torn up horse trail, drainage ditch, steep fire road, and gravel. Very little maintenance is done but the signage is acceptable. It serves as a possible ride if you are in the area but don't come from too far to do this one.

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