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Old 06-05-09, 08:41 PM   #1
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George S. Mickelson Trail ?

Anybody familiar with this trail in the Black Hills? If I went I would pick a spot to camp for a few days then ride out and back from there. Any good places to do this?
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Custer state park stockade lake campground

there is a bike path from park entrance to town of custer where you can pick up michelson
stockade lake campground is near the entrance

reminder Michelson isnt paved
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Thanks for the info.
I remember seeing it once, about 5-6 years ago(?). Back then I didn't ride as much as I do now. I've been thinking of going out there for a vacation. I would like to be able to ride out into the hills then come back to my campsite that day. Does that seem like a good place to do that?
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Anybody familiar with this trail in the Black Hills? If I went I would pick a spot to camp for a few days then ride out and back from there. Any good places to do this?
I've stayed at the Rafter J Bar campground and the Horse Thief Campground. Both are commercial campgrounds. The Rafter J Bar is a huge campground and is right on the Mickelson Trail. Unfortunately, the tent ghetto is about as close to Hwy 67 as you can get without camping on the centerline We nicknamed it Camp Willy Whoomp Whoomp because the cars going over the rumble strips made a whoomp whoomp noise all night long All of the 'quiet' camping spots that are further away from the road are reserved for the RV crowd

Horse Thief is more secluded but further from the trail (about a mile and a half away)
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