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South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks does not sponsor, review or endorse the services of the following listings. This information is provided at the request of the business and as a service to trail users.

Shuttles and Bike Rentals & Services along the trail

The South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks does not sponsor, review or endorse the services provided by the following private businesses.

  • Black Hills Central Reservations
    Bike rentals: 1.800.745.4149, www.BlackHillsVacations.com
  • Frontier Bike Rentals: Custer, SD
    Bike Rentals: 605.673.2269
  • Mickelson Trail Adventures: Hill City, SD
    Bike rentals: 605.391.4491
    Shuttle service: 605.574.4094 | 866.574.4094
  • Rabbit Bicycles & Repair: Hill City, SD
    Bike Rentals/Repair: 605.574.4302
    Shuttle service: 877.469.9446
  • Two Wheeler Dealer: Spearfish, SD
    Bike Rentals/Repairs/Sales: 605.642.7545

Safety

All wildlife can be dangerous. Stay on the trail for better safety.
Rattlesnakes

The prairie rattlesnake is found on the southern end of the trail, but is rarely found above 5000 feet elevation. They can be found in a variety of habitats including rocky areas, grassland, and stream banks.

Mountain Lions

Be alert for wildlife at all times. If you encounter a lion up close, DO NOT RUN, maintain eye contact with the lion, talk and yell at it, gather children close to you, make yourself appear as large as possible, and become aggressive by throwing objects or waving sticks.

Cattle

As you travel the trail, you may see cattle nearby. Their grazing helps maintain meadows that are needed for wild animal habitat. If you come to an area where cattle are on the trail, DO NOT spook them, speak in a calm voice and slowly work your way around them..

Poison ivy

Identified by its three pointed leaves that are typically shiny, in the spring and summer the leaves are green, changing to yellow and red in the fall. The oil on the plant can cause a severe rash when it comes in contact with human skin.

Horses (Foot and Mouth Disease)

If you are bringing horses on the trail, please be aware of Foot and Mouth Disease requirements. Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is not considered a human health risk, but humans can carry the virus on their clothing, shoes, body and personal items.

The disease is extremely contagious and spreads easily among cloven-hoofed animals, including bison and other wildlife. Travelers coming to South Dakota from countries known to have FMD must avoid contact with livestock or wildlife for a minimum of five days after arrival in the United States.

Help prevent the spread of this disease.