A moderate single track trail, part of the Centennial Trail, #89. The Centennial Trail disects the heart of the scenic Black Hills for 110 miles from north to south. This section starts at the Alkalai Creek Trailhead and proceeds south for as long as you want to ride it.
From Deadwood Bicycles, exit left from the parking lot and drive north through Deadwood. Connect onto 14A and proceed straight out of town toward Sturgis, through Boulder Canyon. Enter Highway I-90 East to exit #34, National Cemetary. Turn left, under the highway, and into the Alkalai Creek Recreation Area. Park in the first parking lot. Once on your bike, exit the lot to the left, crossing the entrance road toward the fence line. Climb over the cattle guard and keep left toward the highway. The trail will veere left under the highway and continue southward through the Hills.
Be sure to close all gates you open.
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