Favorite Rides Beaver Park


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The Piedmont Trailhead is a good parking place for this ride. Use Bethlehem Road and head West. Many places in the Black Hills have Forest Service roads that look like and ride like trails. This ride has many of these Forest Service roads. Water features including creeks that you can drive by and through are abundant. High peaks and numerous canyons are found in this area. To experience it all you may have to drive on Vanocker Canyon road, a highway.

This is a favorite ride for me after a Black Hills rain. Even on the wettest days these trails will be dry. However use caution when you see “flood hazard” signs.

Veterans Peak, Cave Man and Elk Canyon overlooks are destinations to watch for.

In this area you may also run into old “rock crawler routes.” These trails are “technical” and are not family friendly. Trail 8036 is better for ADC featured vehicles.

A negative for this ride are the numerous indications of private property along the route. Traveling too far past the end of a trail may put you into someones back yard. Even though, you will not see many other vehicles during your ride.

Also some trails are dead ends and will require back tracking. Trail 171.1 is a dead end, but when the Wildlife Protection Area gate is open it will take you into Sturgis. You can sneak into the back of Sturgis on 139.1, via. Bulldog Canyon Road, Pleasant Valley Drive and then the BLM road through the Fort Meade Recreation area. There is a Centennial Trail (Marcotte) Trailhead at the Sturgis end of BLM road which is a great alternative parking area.

Because the area is near Camp 5 Trailhead, Dalton Lake and Nemo, this favorite ride could be part of many days of riding.

See you September 21-23 2018 at the Sturgis Off-Road Rally.

*W A R N I N G Trail 8036 is an old rock crawler trail-requires higher clearance and Automatic Decending Control vehicles.

Places to Visit:

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY

CAVE MAN

CURLEY GRIMES GRAVE

CUSTER CAMP

ELK CREEK

FORT MEADE NATIONAL CEMETERY

LITTLE ELK CREEK

LITTLE ELK CREEK TRAIL

RED GATE ROCK

VETERANS PEAK

VFW Memorial Chapel

WHITE GATE ROCK

DALTON LAKE NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

*Drive at your own risk

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

Mad Mountain Summer Adventures

Sturgis Off-Road Rally

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Trailhead:

Piedmont Trailhead

Camp 5 Trailhead

Connecting Favorite Rides:

Camp 5 Ride

Custer Peak Ride

Dalton Lake Ride

STAGEYARD RIDE

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Parking: 44.2265,-103.4017

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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.

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