Recreation is abundant in and around Deadwood.
Deadwood is the gateway to over 300 miles of the finest groomed snowmobile trails in the nation. The prestigious Mickelson Bike trail is a 110-mile spin through the Black Hills right in Deadwood. The City is developing and enhancing a Deadwood Urban Trail System consists of nine trails.
George S. Mickelson Trail
Imagine a path where the ghosts of Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane still roam; where bicyclists, hikers and horseback riders can explore spruce and ponderosa pine forests; and the very young, the very old and people of all abilities can enjoy. Deadwood is the an beginning or end-point of this world renown trail with approximately 2.5 miles within the city limits. The trail is primarily used for walking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October however used year round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. The trail becomes part of the Black Hills Snowmobile Trail System with winter grooming.
Web Link: George S. Mickelson Trail
Historic Main St. Urban Trail
When you walk the streets of Deadwood, you’re strolling through living American history. Be sure to visit the restored depot which now serves as one of Deadwood’s History and Information Centers, where you can find detailed information about Deadwood’s past and present. In just 30 minutes and less than a mile of easy walking, you’ll relive more than 140 years of fascinating history. On your tour, you’ll encounter 21 interpretive signs at easy-to-spot locations. Each will reveal another aspect of Deadwood’s history as you travel through time from one display to the next. Feel free to stop at the many businesses or chat with one of the town’s friendly residents along Historic Main Street.
Web Link: Downtown Walking Tour Brochure
Homestake Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail which offers outdoor enthusiasts a fair amount of everything and connects the historic cities of Deadwood and Lead. From incredible sights, to the feel of being in the back-country, one traverse on this trail will never be enough. This trail offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.
Web Link: Homestake Trail
Mount Moriah Cemetery Trail
Mount Moriah Cemetery Trail meanders through the historic cemetery which was established in 1878. A companion trail map is available at the Mt. Moriah Cemetery Ticket Booth. The cemetery has approximately 3,400 individuals buried here, including some of North America’s most famous western legends, miners, madams, lawmen, politicians… and even a pet parrot.
Web Link:https: Mount Moriah Cemetery Trail
Mount Roosevelt Monument Trail Loop
Mount Theodore Roosevelt Loop is a 0.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located just outside of Deadwood that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This is an easy nature loop that has great views and you can see the Friendship Tower that was dedicated July 4th 1919, shortly after Theodore Roosevelts death to commemorate the friendship between Roosevelt and Seth Bullock.
Web Link: Mont Roosevelt Monument Trail Loop
Powerhouse Park Trail
Presidential Neighborhood Trail
Deadwood Urban Trails: Presidential Neighborhood Trail is a 0.9 mile loop trail located near Deadwood, South Dakota and is rated as moderat. The trail is primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Easy to moderate loop trail that takes you through one of Deadwood’s most historic neighborhoods. Starts and end at Gordon Park and passes by Mt. Moriah Cemetery and many historic houses. Great views of Deadwood.
Web Link: Deadwood Urban Trails: Presidential Neighborhood
Saint Ambrose Cemetery Trail
Moderate trail through historic neighborhoods and a historic 1800’s cemetery. Great views of White and Brown Rocks as well as the Days of 76 Rodeo Grounds.
Web Link: Saint Ambrose Cemetery Trail
White Rocks Loop
The White Rocks Loop is a 1.9 mile loop trail located near Deadwood, South Dakota that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate to difficult because there are some steep climbs. It starts at the Sherman St. Parking lot and goes up to White Rocks and goes by Seth Bullocks grave. It offers a number great views and has the option of branching off to Mount Moriah Cemetery.
Whitewood Creek Trail
Whitewood Creek Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail which parallels Whitewood Creek featuring various historical segments of Deadwood.
It is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
Web Link: Deadwood Urban Trails: White Wood Creek Trail