This is a 111 mile epic from Bear Butte to Wind Cave National Park.
A ride of epic proportions, the Centennial Trail (a.k.a. #89) offers a complete overview of the geographic diversity that is The Black Hills. With start/end points at Bear Butte and Wind Cave National Park, there are more than 30 trailhead entry points along the way. Highlights include The Black Hills' wildlife, geologic formations, history, wildflowers and plant life, lakes and streams. The Centennial Trail crosses the prairie grasslands near Bear Butte State Park and climbs into the Black Hills high country, skirting lakes and streams until it reaches Wind Cave National Park near Hot Springs. The United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service and South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks have combined their efforts to develop this trail. NOTE: A section of the Centennial Trail crosses the Black Elk Wilderness. Travel in the Black Elk Wilderness is limited to hiking and horses. No mountain bikes or motorized vehicles are allowed. An alternate route which does not enter the Wilderness is available.
How to get there:
Contact the Forest Supervisor's Office, RR2, Box 200, Custer, South Dakota, 57730 or (605) 673-2251 to get information on trail conditions and entries points.
This ride takes exceptional planning, consult ranger stations and the Spearfish Nemo Ranger District.