Bicycling on the George S. Michelson Trail in the The Mount Rushmore State
The George S. Michelson is a 110-mile
trail running through the heart of
the Black Hills with endpoints at Deadwood and Edgemont.
Mount Rushmore is only a few miles away, but
not visible from the trail; however,
you ride right by the Chief Crazy Horse sculpture.
The teepee camping sites below are looking toward
the Crazy Horse Monument.
If you park in Hill City and ride to Custer, the trail is up
hill for about 15 miles (topping off at the Crazy Horse
Monument), then down hill for 5 more miles into Custer.
By that time you'll be ready for lunch at the small
local restaurant on the trailside. This route makes
coming back a breeze!
This is a wonderful trail. Don't miss it.