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Level: Beginner
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Richmond Lake Forest Drive

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#25 of 44 mountain bike trails in South Dakota
#5,836 in the world

This is a trail of 3 parts: part one is a wide path with a few rolls and turns, part two (near the Youth Camp) is more technical with a small hills, part three (near the Girl Scout Camp) is much more technical with sharp turns, rocks, logs, etc. All three sections are combined into one large loop.

First added by pjdignan on Oct 25, 2016. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Begin at the warming house/picnic area at the Forest Drive Area parking lot (north side of Richmond Lake).
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  • Crankin

    This is a nicely groomed trail set with very little elevation change. It would be perfect for beginners or riders that just want turns and no drops, but doesn't offer a lot of excitement for experienced bikers. Most of the trails are horse trails with a little single track cutting in and out of them. The more technical and hilly terrain is found behind the youth camp. Keep moving or the skeeters will carry you off.

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  • Scott737

    It's a great smooth flow ride. I could keep on riding forever!

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  • pjdignan

    If you are a major single track rider, this trail might leave a little to be desired. But if you are looking for some singletrack within the flat lands of NE South Dakota - this is not a bad trail at all! The begining of sections 2 & 3 are a bit difficult to find without direction.

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