ROCHFORD /MYSTIC TRAILHEAD

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Whenever I have the opportunity to take young people on the trails, I choose the Rochford area. Here is an area filled with mining and railroad history that in some places is still quite evident. RALLY with us at the STURGIS OFFROAD RALLY.


Look for an old restored church. Look for evidence of mining and old cabins. Castle Creek is a beautiful feature of the area and Rapid Creek falls is a great place to stop for a picnic.

If you have time for a hamburger stop at Moonshine Gulch Saloon. If you want to do some shopping try the Small of America.

Evidence of a historic railroad exists at Tunnel A, B, C, and D. Hike to these if you have time.

In 1938, new development work was done on the Yellow Bird Mine. Other evidence of mining history include; Yellowbird Mine, Divide Lode mine and the George Frink mine.

A 50-ton flotation mill was built to mill oxidized ore near Meyersville. Part of the structure still stands within sight of the trail.

Ghost towns in the area include; Alta Ghost Town, Canyon City Ghost Town, Fair View Ghost Town, Mystic Ghost Town, Ochre City Ghost Town, Rochford Ghost Town, Meyerville Ghost Town and Castletown Ghost Town.

Other standing buildings include; the George Frink Cabin, the Long Draw Cabins, Lookout Mill, Meyerville cabin, Mccahan Chapel, Mystic Cabin, Rochford Chapel and Rochford Cabins. There is even an old waterwheel in the area.

The Camp F-1 CCC camp was located here.

Castle Creek is a beautiful feature of the area and Rapid Creek falls is a great place to stop for a picnic.

Many waterfalls include; Mystic waterfall, Tunnel waterfall and the splendid Rapid Creek Falls.

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

The Bell Park Cemetery provides some glimpses into history.

Some natural features to watch for are the SD Rain Forest, and Castle Peak.

If you are in to hiking, the Daugherty Gold Trailhead for Trail #40 is found here.

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Places to Visit:
BELL PARK CEMETERY

CASTLE PEAK

DAUGHERTY GULCH TRAIL HEAD DEERFIELD #40

DIVIDE LODE MINE

FAIR VIEW GHOST TOWN

MYSTIC FAMILY GRAVES

RAPID CREEK FALLS

MYSTIC GHOST TOWN

ROCHFORD GHOST TOWN

CASTLETOWN GHOST TOWN

GEORGE FRINK CABIN

GEORGE FRINK MINE

MYSTIC WATERFALL

WATERWHEEL

LONG DRAW CABIN

LOOKOUT MILL

MEYERVILLE CABIN

MEYERVILLE GHOST TOWN

ROCKFORD CABIN

MYSTIC CABIN

MYSTIC CHAPEL

ROCHFORD II CABIN

ROCHFORD CHAPEL

TUNNEL A

TUNNEL B

TUNNEL WATERFALL

TUNNEL C MICKELSON TRAIL

TUNNEL C MICKELSON HIKING TRAIL

TUNNEL D MICKELSON TRAIL

TUNNEL D MICKELSON HIKING TRAIL

CAMP F-1

SOUTH DAKOTA RAIN FOREST

CAVE DRAW

CROOKS TOWER

CROOKS LAKE

DUMONT GHOST TOWN

ENGLEWOOD GHOST TOWN

FLAG MOUNTAIN FIRE TOWER

HANNA NATURE TRAIL

LITTLE SPEARFISH FALLS

MINER’S HOTEL

OLD WAGON

STRING OF PEARLS

TEN-MILE-STATE-STATION

SLATE CREEK CABIN

SLATE CREEK GOVERNOR’S CABIN

SLATE CREEK CABIN 2

SLATE CREEK CABIN 3

MCKELVIE CABIN

SETH BULLOCK TOWER

YELLOW BIRD MINE

JAMES CHOCHRAN MILL

CASTLE PEAK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

HANNA 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 Rochford area:

BLACKFOX RIDE

BLACKFOX RIDE

REDFERN RIDE

REDFERN RIDE

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC RIDE

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC RIDE

STAGEYARD RIDE

STAGEYARD RIDE

Favorite Drives Out of Rochford area:

BLACK FOX DRIVE

BLACK FOX DRIVE

REDFERN DRIVE

REDFERN DRIVE

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC DRIVE

ROCHFORD/MYSTIC DRIVE

STAGEYARD DRIVE

STAGEYARD DRIVE

Trailhead Map: 44.1072,-103.6529


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Degrees Minutes Seconds:
Latitude:   N 44 06 25
Longitude:  W -103 39 10

Decimal Degrees:
Latitude: N 44.1071538
Longitude: W -103.6529052

GPS:
Latitude: N 44 06.429
Longitude: WW -103 39.174

UTM:
13N 607808 4884656

Links:

Pathways Spiritual Pathways

Black Hills National Forest Map

Blackhills National Forest Colored TRAIL Map (2016)

ATV Riding and Camping Rules

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