RED LAKE TRAILHEAD/RED LAKE 62″ TRAIL SYSTEM

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There is a nice set of trails at the Red Lake Trailhead. This new trailhead is also a good location to park to access the area West to Tinton and Cement Ridge in Wyoming, the area East along Roughlock Falls Road and trails South. (WYOMING PERMIT REQUIRED ON WYOMING TRAILS)

RALLY with us at the STURGIS OFFROAD RALLY.

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT OFFERS A GREAT STAY, AND ABILITY TO RIDE DIRECTLY TO THE TRAILS.

Red Lake is designated as – a lake located just 9.8 miles from Lead, in Lawrence County, in the state of South Dakota, United States, near Savoy, SD. It is a small lake almost dry certain times of the year.

The Rod and Gun Campground and the Tmon Campground are also good base camps for this area. Tinton is an old mining town viewed now from outside the fence. Roughlock Falls, Timon Cave, an old cellar and a national Christmas tree are located in this area.

The Iron Creek Lake and Iron Creek are two good places to stop for a picnic.

The actual Sand Creek Falls is no longer assessable but if the water is running the Double Falls are a treasure to view. Sand Creek when vigorously flowing is a beautiful golden creek. The Sand Creek water crossing was the location wagons used to cross the creek.

Another water crossing in the area is the Beaver Creek Crossing.

Ghost towns in this area include: Tinton Ghost Town, Mineral Hill Ghost Town, and Nugget City Ghost Town. The Mineral Hill Ghost Town is accessible by ATV. The big Mineral Hill mill and the buildings from the community that surrounded it are gone. Some foundations are still visible.

There is mystery in the story of Potato Creek and the Potato Creek Nugget site.

Saw cabin and the buildings at Tinton Ghost town are viewable from the road but exist on private property.

The Bear Gulch Cemetery requires considerable off-atv hiking. But in the 1800’s it supported some of the goldfields in the area.

One of the most popular destinations in the Northern Black Hills is the Cement Ridge Fire Tower. This still active lookout was built by the Civilian Conservations Corps and finished in 1941.

On you way to the fire tower, is the Filmore Mine. The structure is on private property, but it is worth viewing as you drive by.

A large lake in the area is Iron Lake. Iron Creek, the creek that feeds it, is one of two creeks called Iron Creek in the Black Hills.

As you travel Trail 222 keep an eye out for Old Baldy peak.

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Places to Visit:

AMERICAN HOLIDAY TREE

OLD CELLAR

BEAR GULCH CEMETERY

BEAVER CREEK CROSSING

CEMENT RIDGE

CEMENT RIDGE TOWER

DANCES WITH WOLVES

DEVIL’S BATHTUB

MINERAL HILL GHOST TOWN

NUGGET CITY GHOST TOWN

OLD BALDY MOUNTAIN

NORTH BEAVER CREEK

POTATO CREEK

POTATO CREEK JOHNNY NUGGET SITE

ROUGHLOCK FALLS

TIMON CAVE

FILMORE MINE

HARDY GUARD STATION

IRON CREEK

IRON CREEK LAKE

RIFLE PIT CABIN

SAND CREEK

SAND CREEK CROSSING

SAND CREEK DOUBLE FALLS

SAVOY GHOST TOWN

SAW CABIN

SQUAW CREEK WATERFALL

TIMON CAVE

TINTON GHOST TOWN

ROD & GUN NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

TIMON NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

Other Places to Visit:

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT


MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT


MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

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Favorite RIDES Out of Red Lake Trailhead :

HARDY RIDE

HARDY RIDE

CEMENT RIDGE RIDE

CEMENT RIDGE RIDE

RED LAKE RIDE

RED LAKE RIDE

Favorite DRIVES Out of Red Lake Trailhead :

RED LAKE DRIVE

RED LAKE DRIVE

SAND CREEK DRIVE

SAND CREEK DRIVE

HARDY DRIVE

HARDY DRIVE

Trailhead Map:


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Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude:  N 44.340485
Longitude: W -103.990944

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: N 44.3404851
Longitude: W -103.9909441

GPS:
Latitude:  N 44 20.429
Longitude:  W -103 59.457

UTM:
13N  580436 4910186

Links:
Black Hills National Forest Map

Blackhills National Forest Colored TRAIL Map (2016)

ATV Riding and Camping Rules

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.

    Over 1000 visitors a month use this website. Let us know what you think about Black Hills atving!

    • Joe Jackmovich says

      There is a tree out in that area with a narrow, tall, door attached to it. Any idea what that was used for?

      • That sound interesting, but it is a mystery to me. I will watch for it next time out on those trails.

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