BATTLE CREEK 82″ RIDE

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The Black Hills National Forest calls them forest service roads, but some riders call them 82′ non-width restricted trails. Many of these forest service roads are trail-like!

These are the trails the wider machines can legally use. Some of these trails are open year-round. These are the trails that often take you into the mystery and history of the Black Hills.

The Black Hills National Forest calls them forest service roads, but some riders call them 82′ non-width restricted trails. Many of these forest service roads are trail-like!

The Battle Creek ride requires you to travel off & on, a highway. The traffic on this highway is not great, but the highway gives you access to old mines, an old historic cabin, some great trails, and an mining ghost towns. One old mining town has numerous old buildings. The old Soda Spar/Mt Lion mine was an old Feldspar mine.

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

The Trail 361 system of trails will provide a some challenge to your riding day. These trails while dead ends, and a little out of the way are worth the effort.

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

Trail 6501 is the only four digit trail in the area, but it is one of those four digit trails open to all width machines. There is even a short rock crawler trail off Trail 372.

AFTER A GREAT DAY OF RIDING, STAY AT THE CREEK – WHITETAIL CREEK RESORT.

Battle Creek is one of the major creeks flowing through the area. Another is Iron Creek. Battle Creek produces two water falls, the Big Falls and the Little Falls. Access these falls only after a long off-atv hike. If you are looking for waterfalls, a short hike will take you also to Spring Creek Flume Falls.

Numerous ghost town sites populate this area. Woodbine, Spokane, and Glendale ghost towns each provide their own evidence of history.

If you like to explore old mining sites, there are many of these sites located off If you like to explore old mining sites, there are many of these sites located off and on the trails in this area. White Cap King Mica mine, Rattlesnake mine, Holy Terror mine, Gilt Edge mine, Etta mine, Dike Lode mine, Soda Spar mine, Wealthy gold mine, Welcome gold mine and the Cuyahoga mine are some favorites.

The James Sheppard gravesite is one of the historical gravesite in the area. Harney cemetery and Mountain View cemetery are others.

Hiking to a destination like an old mine or a waterfall, is common in this area. Other hiking opportunities include the Iron Creek Trailhead, Stratobowl Rim Overlook trail, Battle Creek trail, and Toll Gate Creek Hiking trail.

Watch for evidence of old buildings like the Harney Ranger Station, the Spring Creek cabin, the blasting powder storage cave at Welcome, Rockervile buildings, the historic cabin at Glendale and a favorite, the buildings still standing at the Spokane Ghost Town site.

Everyone who rides in the area should visit Lakota Lake. Everyone visits the Mt Rushmore National Monument which is in this area.

You have to climb to see the only evidence of an old fire tower. The Boulder hill fire tower is no longer standing but the foundation is still there and so is the view.

There are no width restricted trails on the Battle Creek ride.

Connecting rides for Battle Creek ride are the Pine Grove Ride, and the Victoria Ride (see details below).

There are a number of places to park your trailer including the Pine Grove Trailhead (see details below).

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Places to Visit:

BATTLE CREEK

BATTLE CREEK FALLS

BATTLE CREEK TRAIL

BATTLE MOUNTAIN

BISMUTH GHOST TOWN

BLASTING POWDER STORAGE CAVE

BOULDER HILL FIRE TOWER

CUYAHOGA MINE

DIKE LODE MINE

DIKE LODE MINE HIKING TRAIL

DIKE LODE MINE POWDER SHED

ETTA MINE

GLENDALE GHOST TOWN

GILT EDGE 518 MINE

GILT EDGE LODE MINE

HOLY TERROR MINE

MANAGER’S HOUSE

RATTLESNAKE MINE

6515 ROCK CRAWLING ROUTE

WHITE CAP KING MICA MINE

HARNEY CEMETERY

HARNEY GHOST TOWN

HARNEY RANGER STATION

HIPPI HOLE

HISTORIC GLENDALE CABIN

IRON CREEK

IRON CREEK #15 EAST HIKING TRAILHEAD

KEYSTONE GHOST TOWN

LITTLE BATTLE CREEK FALLS

LAKOTA LAKE

MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY

MURDERED MINER GRAVE

WOODBINE GHOST TOWN

ROCKERVILLE GHOST TOWN

SODA SPAR MINE-MT LION MINE

SPOKANE GHOST TOWN

MT. RUSHMORE NATIONAL MONUMENT

PUBLIC SHOOTING RANGE

SPRING CREEK CABIN

SPRING CREEK FLUME WATERFALL

STRATOBOWL RIM OVERLOOK CAMPGROUND

STRATOBOWL RIM OVERLOOK TRAIL

TEEPEE GULCH WATER CROSSING

TOLL GATE CREEK

TOLL GATE CREEK CUYAHOGA MINE HIKING TRAIL

TRAIL 6501 WATER CROSSING

WELCOME GOLD MINE

WEALTHY GHOST TOWN

WEALTHY GOLD MINE

WHITE CAP KING MICA MINE

SPRING CREEK NATIONAL FOREST PICNIC AREA

GRIZZLY CREEK NATIONAL FOREST CAMPGROUND

*ride at your own risk

Other Places to Visit:2020

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

MYSTIC HILLS HIDEAWAY RESORT

HOLY SMOKE RESORT CAMPGROUND


HOLY SMOKE RESORT CAMPGROUND

AMERICAN PINES CABINS


AMERICAN PINES CABINS

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:

PINE GROVE TRAILHEAD

Pine Grove
PINE GROVE TRAILHEAD

VICTORIA TRAILHEAD

Connecting Favorite Drives:

PINE GROVE DRIVE

PINE GROVE DRIVE

VICTORIA DRIVE

VICTORIA DRIVE

Extended Drive:


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Parking Map 43.8855,-103.3712


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Map for parking: 43.882,-103.3816


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LINKS:

Keystone
Keystone City Tour
Keystone Cemetery
Blackhills Playhouse

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