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Old Baldy, Black Hills National Forest, SD


There are many hiking opportunities surrounding Deadwood. Some of my favorites are: Old Baldy, ’76 Trail, Little Spearfish Falls Trail, Mt Roosevelt, Bear Butte, Crow Peak, and Whitewood Creek Trail.

The 109 mile Mickelson Trail starts in Deadwood.  The Deadwood Trailhead is just off Sherman Street.  This trail is open to hiking, horseback riding and biking.  Near by, the Centennial trail is 111 miles long and goes right through the middle of the Black Hills National Forest.

Fresh water is not always found at trailheads in the Black Hills, be sure to pack more that you think you’ll need.  Snacks are a must, I always seem to hike further than I anticipate.  The weather changes quickly, include appropriate clothing in your pack and be prepared for an afternoon thunderstorm.

There are plenty of hiking options for all skill levels.  Read about the Top Black Hills Family hikes or find something a little more challenging by hiking Spearfish Canyon.

For more Black Hills Hiking please visit our Black Hills Blog.  We are always adding new posts about trails in the Black Hills National Forest.

If you want to read more about hiking in the Black Hills I recommend Exploring the Black Hills and Badlands: A Guide for Hikers, Cross-Country Skiers, & Mountain Bikers and Best Easy Day Hikes Black Hills Country (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)