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South Dakota

Centennial Trail

photo: Rock challenges on the trail. Photo by Singletracks/GTXC4.

Length: 111.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Black Hills National Forest
State(s): South Dakota
Counties: Meade, Pennington, Custer
Longitude: -103.48423
Latitude: 44.07593

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Centennial Trail provides a full range of non-motorized uses in a variety of natural settings. One 15 mile segment of the trail is currently open to ATV users. The trail passes through two state parks, BLM Lands, one national park and the forest. The trail passes near a national memorial and a national cemetery. Trai users will experience a full range of natural enviroments, including the open high plains, forest, meadow, riparian areas and rock outcrops. Elevation extremes are 3200 feet and 5800 feet. The averge elevation is around 5000 feet. Most steeper sections are short, less than half a mile long. Elevation changes between valley and ridgetop are typically 200 to 500 feet.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: 3,200
Elevation High Point: 5,800
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Trail Information

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Jamie Schwartz
740 Simms St.
P.O. Box 25127
Lakewood, CO 80225
(303) 275-5354



Rock challenges on the trail. Photo by Singletracks/GTXC4.

Rock challenges on the trail. Photo by Singletracks/GTXC4.


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