George S. Mickelson Trail
Completed in September 1998, the gentle slopes and easy access of the George S. Mickelson Trail allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Black Hills. Much of the trail passes through National Forest land, but there are parts of the trail that pass through privately owned land, where the trail use is restricted to the trail only.
The trail is 109 miles long and contains more than 100 converted railroad bridges and four rock tunnels. The trail surface is primarily crushed limestone and gravel. There are 15 trailheads, all of which offer parking, self-sale trail pass stations, vault toilets, and tables. A majority of the trail does not exceed a 4% grade, but parts of the trail are considered strenuous. Dumont is the highest point and the 19 mile stretch from Deadwood to Dumont is the longest incline. Note: Poor to non-existent cell phone coverage on the trail.
The chart below highlights accessibility features available at this local business. We hope this is a helpful starting point for planning your trip! If you have any questions or specific needs, please contact the business directly.
Parking and Drop-Off Areas
|Accessible parking space available (8 feet wide for car plus 5-foot access aisle)||✔️|
|Accessible parking space accommodates lift-equipped vans (8-foot-wide space with minimum 8-foot-wide access aisles, and 98 inches of vertical clearance)||✔️|
Route of Travel
|Route of travel to business does not require the use of stairs or curbs||✔️|
|Accessible entrance is available||✔️|
|Entrance door has a clear opening of at least 32 inches||✔️|
Access to Restrooms
|Wheelchair Accessible stall/toilet||✔️|
Specific Accessibility Needs
|Specialized tours/experiences available upon request||✔️|