BEAVER PARK 62″ RIDE

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HORSE SOLDIER ROAD FORT MEADE RECREATION AREA

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 (Deadman’s Creek)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 and Elk Canyon overlooks are destinations to watch for.

Cave Man is the name of a cave destination in the area.

AFTER A GREAT DAY OF RIDING, RELAX AT THE WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT CREEK-SIDE PAVILLION.

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.

RALLY with us the weekend of Sept 9-12, at the STURGIS OFFROAD RALLY .

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.

A great place to stay and ride straight to the trails, is MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT.

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.

Drive by or stop to honor the Black Hills National Cemetery. Another cemetery is the Fort Meade National Cemetery. You might even view some history at the Curley Grimes gravesite, or the VFW Memorial Chapel.

Visit the Fort Meade Ghost Town or search the trails for a General Custer campsite.

Creeks in the area are the Little Elk Creek and Elk Creek.

If your into hiking, the Little Elk Creek Trail will take you to White Gate Rock and Red Gate Rock. These two points were important navigation points for the old railroad that traversed the valley.

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

There are no width restriction trails on the Beaver Park Ride.

Connecting rides include; Camp 5 Ride, Dalton Lake Ride, and the Stageyard Ride

The Piedmont Trailhead is a good parking place for this ride(see details below).

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

BLACK HILLS NATIONAL CEMETERY

CAVE MAN

CURLEY GRIMES GRAVE

CUSTER CAMP

DEADMAN CREEK WATER CROSSING TRAIL 168.1B

ELK CREEK

FORT MEADE GHOST TOWN

FORT MEADE NATIONAL CEMETERY

LITTLE ELK CREEK

LITTLE ELK CREEK TRAIL

RED GATE ROCK

8035 8036 ROCK CRAWLING ROUTE

VETERANS PEAK

VETERANS PEAK TOWER

VFW Memorial Chapel

WHITE GATE ROCK

DALTON LAKE NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

*Drive at your own risk

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

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

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Trailhead:

PIEDMONT TRAILHEAD

CAMP 5 TRAILHEAD

Connecting Favorite Rides:

CAMP 5 RIDE

CAMP 5 RIDE

CUSTER PEAK RIDE

CUSTER PEAK RIDE

DALTON LAKE RIDE

DALTON LAKE RIDE

STAGEYARD RIDE

STAGEYARD RIDE

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  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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