BLACK FOX 82″ DRIVE

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(map showing approximate location of the ride, in the Black Hills)

This area has numerous Forest Service roads that make great atv trails in a beautiful area of the Black Hills. Things to watch for include Crooks Tower, Whitetail Peak, or even a well hidden, Cave Draw.

Trail 233.1B is little used but has history dating back to the Custer Expedition. Trail 419 takes you over the top of the Black Fox area. Trail 129 lets you explore the area South of Flag Mountain.

Black Fox Ghost town is now a location for summer homes and a National Forest Campground. An old fireplace stands where once a building stood.

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT OFFERS PROFESSIONAL AND LICENSED ATV UTV TOUR GUIDES.

A favorite destination for this area is Black Fox Waterfall. This is a 20 foot waterfall on the South Fork Rapid Creek. Its closeness to the trail makes it a great place to stop for lunch.

*Drive at your own risk

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

For those who are adventurous there is Cave Draw. A cave found deep off the trail in the White Tail Peak area.

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

Actually a tower in name only. Crooks Tower is a high point in the Black Hills but never had a fire tower. When it was first inventoried, by General Crooks in 1875, the peak was thought to be the high point of the Black Hills.

Crooks Lake is not much of a lake because it is dry most of the year.

It’s probably the two creeks that meet at Black Fox that makes the area so inviting. Rhoads Fork Creek flows from the South and South Fork Rapid Creek flows from the West.

Construction on the Flag Mountain Fire Tower was completed in 1940, by the Roubaix CCC camp. Abandoned in 1951, all that remains is the lower part of the rock wall of the base and the old outhouse.

Photographer of Gen. Custer’s Black Hills Expedition of 1874, William Illingworth took the famous picture from the String of Peals site. You can ride up to that same site and observe the valley that Custer’s 1,000 wagon train traveled.

There are no width restricted trails on the Black Fox Ride.

Connecting rides include: Crooks Tower Ride, Antelope Springs Ride, Stageyard Ride, Ditch Creek Ride, Four Corners Ride and the Summit Ridge Ride.

Parking for the Black Fox Ride is found on the South side of Rochford Road just West of Rochford(see details below).

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Places to Visit:

BLACK FOX GHOST TOWN

BLACK FOX FIREPLACE

BLACK FOX WATERFALL

CAVE DRAW

CROOKS LAKE

CROOKS FIRE TOWER

FLAG MOUNTAIN

FLAG MOUNTAIN TOWER

RHOADS FORK CREEK

STRING OF PEARLS

WHITE TAIL PEAK

BLACK FOX NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

CASTLE PEAK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

Custer Trails Campground

*ride at your own risk

Other Places to Visit:

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

STURGIS OFF ROAD RALLY

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT

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Trailheads:
Rochford/ROCHFORD/MYSTIC TRAILHEAD

CROOKS TOWER/BLACK FOX TRAILHEAD

Crooks tower area
CROOKS TOWER/BLACK FOX TRAILHEAD

Connecting Favorite Drive:
ANTELOPE SPRING DRIVE


ANTELOPE SPRING DRIVE

CROOKS TOWER DRIVE


CROOKS TOWER DRIVE

DITCH CREEK DRIVE


DITCH CREEK DRIVE

FOUR CORNERS DRIVE


FOUR CORNERS DRIVE

SUMMIT RIDGE DRIVE


SUMMIT RIDGE DRIVE

STAGEYARD DRIVE


STAGEYARD DRIVE

Extended Drive:


PARKING 44.1209,-103.7269


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ALTERNATE PARKING 44.1776,-104.0443


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