Old Baldy Trail: Trail #66 Description and Directions
Classified as a MODERATE trail by the Black Hills National
Forest Service. The trail is made up of single and dual
track with some forestry road sections. This scenic trail
is a 7.3 mile loop. It is meandering with several small
climbs and decents. Waterbars offer some jumps and
some sections are very rocky. The one mile spur to the summit of Old
Baldy Mountain takes you up to 6100' with a spectacular 360'
view to the north, Wyoming to the west and the Hills to
the south and east.
Directions: From Deadwood Bicycles, exit right from
the parking lot and drive south through Lead on US85. Turn
left at the light in Lead, onto US14A/85. Proceed approximately
8 miles to Cheyenne Crossing and Spearfish Canyon. Turning
right, following US14A to Savoy, about 7 miles. Turn left onto
Forestry Road 222 past 76 Trail and Roughlock Falls. Proceed
several miles to Tinton Road (FR134). Within two miles you will
see a small 'Hikers' sign on the right side of the road. The trailhead
and parking lot for Old Baldy and Rim Rock Trails is opposite the sign.