Mickelson Trail Trek


September 15, 2023 - September 17, 2023

South Dakota’s George S. Mickelson Trail is more than just a recreation Trail: it is a trail of history. You have the opportunity to travel the same path as General George A. Custer, Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane and Potato Creek Johnny. Burlington Northern built this rail line over 130 years ago to accommodate the miners who had rushed to the area to pan for gold. In 1983, the rail line was removed from service and this incredible trail was envisioned. After years of planning, hard work, and determination the trail became a reality.  In celebration of this reality, the third weekend in September finds hundreds of riders joining together on the Mickelson Trail Trek. This year’s Trail Trek promises to be the best one yet with something for everyone. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday three‐day ride covers almost the entire trail. Registration fee includes‐ annual trail pass, shuttle service, 6 snacks, 2 meals and 2 meal vouchers for dinner in Hill City or Custer and Deadwood. Riders can enjoy the beauty of the heart of the Black Hills as they travel through the scenic valleys, old railroad tunnels and historic mining towns.

Mickelson Trail Trek – Held annually the third weekend in September

The Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota

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Be Sure to Remember your Helmet! They are MANDATORY!

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Trail Trek Information Registration:

  • Registration before July 1 with merchandise‐ $200
  • Registration after July 1 without merchandise‐ $200
  • Registration closes on September 1. Unless ride fills early.

Pre‐Registration is Required!

REFUND POLICY: No Refunds. Any questions call the Black Hills Trails Office a 605‐584‐3896

The registration fee for the 3‐day ride entitles riders to full amenities during the Trail Trek, including an annual trail pass, shuttle service, merchandise, refreshments, 3 meals and 6 snacks. Registration packets and additional ride information will be distributed either Thursday night at Early Bird Check‐In or Friday morning at the Custer Chamber of Commerce.

For more information contact the: Black Hills Trails Office • 11361 Nevada Gulch Rd. Lead, SD 57754 • Phone: 605‐584‐3896

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