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Level: Advanced
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Doubletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +213/199 ft
Total: 12 riders

Mountain Biking Lovers Leap Trail

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#32 of 42 mountain bike trails in South Dakota
#10229 in the world

Steep climb up to Lovers Leap sign, fast downhill, some creek crossings, overgrown in some spots on bottom side.

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
Trailhead is only a couple hundred yards from US 16
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  • Stras

    Was in the area and tried Lovers Leap, trail up is well traveled with foot traffic be a scree field in a lot of areas. Trail down is good in spots, washed out in spots, and the last 2 miles is an overgrown, mainly with poison ivy, horse trail. Not an enjoyable ride.

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  • Scott737

    I looked at review and see that it's 4.5 star so I went. To my disappointment, it's not a intermediate level as trail has been pretty much washed out from all rains, which left all rocks which created riding even more difficult and challenge. The downhill wasn't even fast as so much rocks really obstacle the excitement. I'm flow biker so it's not enjoyable for me.

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  • Aaron Todd

    Rode 5/17/2014 Great Ride!! Tough Climb, great views from the top. Awesome descent!

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  • marc_laker

    The climb up to Lovers Leap will get your heart pounding then the downhill is exhilirating and fast.

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