ATV Trails Riley Hill/Merritt Trailhead (Rapid City)


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A trailhead that has a parking area not yet improved, with trails going North, East and others South. This is a diverse set of trail not far from Highway 385 and along Rochford Road. North will take you up to Roubaix Lake.

Watch for trails that take you into Blackhills National Forest Experimental Forest. Some Black Hills trails are just fun to ride. These fun trails are usually in an interesting location or they navigate an area that helps the rider get close to the beauty of the Black Hills. Riley Hill Trailhead trails offer majestic trees, flowing waters, rocky outcrops, and hidden treasures. And if you get your fun from more challenging trails, the Merritt ATV 62″ Trails System is also accessed from this Riley Hill Trailhead.


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Places to Visit:

CASTLETOWN GHOST TOWN

CUSTER PEAK

CUSTER PEAK CABIN

GIMLET CREEK

HISTORIC SCHOOL HOUSE

MOUNTAIN MEADOWS CEMETERY

MYSTIC FAMILY GRAVES

RAPID CREEK FALLS

MYSTIC GHOST TOWN

NAHANT GHOST TOWN

ROCHFORD GHOST TOWN

WATERWHEEL

LOOKOUT MILL

MEYERVILLE CABIN

Meyerville Ghost Town

ROCKFORD CABIN

Mystic Cabin

MCCAHAN MEMORIAL CHAPEL

ROCHFORD II CABIN

ROCHFORD CHAPEL

SILVER CITY GHOST TOWN

TUNNEL A

TUNNEL B

Camp F-1

>SOUTH DAKOTA RAIN FOREST

SPURGEON GULCH TRAILHEAD TRAIL 40

CASTLE PEAK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

ROUBAIX NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

Other Places to Visit:
Hillside Country Cabins (Rapid City)

Black Hills Power Equipment

Sturgis OffRoad Rally

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Favorite Rides Out of Riley Hill Trailhead:

Riley Ride

PILOT KNOB RIDE

Custer Peak Ride

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC RIDE

Favorite Drives Out of Riley Hill Trailhead:

PILOT KNOB DRIVE

CUSTER PEAK DRIVE

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC DRIVE

Trailhead Map: 44.1323,-103.635

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Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude: N 44° 7′ 56.208″
Longitude: W -103° 38′ 5.918″

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: N 44.1322799
Longitude: -103.6349773

GPS:
Latitude: N 44 07.937
Longitude: W -103 38.099

UTM:
13N 609196 4887471

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Links:
Black Hills National Forest Map

Blackhills National Forest Colored TRAIL Map (2016)

ATV Riding and Camping Rules

OHV Riding Trailheads

Comments

  1. The Black Hills have great ATV trails and Forest Service roads. I have traveled most of them. Our forest service roads are either road-like or trail-like. On my Favorite Rides pages, I have highlighted the many TRAIL-LIKE Forest Service Roads and the ATV trails.

    I put this website together to help others enjoy their ATV visit to South Dakota. When I ATV out of my state, I realize how difficult it is to plan a three day ride without good information. I hope my website will be good information for you.

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