Forest Conditions (2020)

Current as of May 27, 2020

The Black Hills National Forest strives to provide safe motorized trail and road access as well as modes of non-motorized travel while protecting the resources. Due to the high amount of moisture received in late Spring and Summer flooding in 2019, some of the roads and trails remain muddy, damaged or impassable. The Black Hills National Forest will keep these roads and trails closed to certain modes of use until they have conditions that will allow safe travel without causing resource damage. 

Temporary Trail System Vehicle Travel Restrictions Order (amended 5/27/20) & Map

The following conditions / closures are currently in effect until further notice for each District below:

Hell Canyon Ranger District

Road Closures‚Äč

  • NFSR 240
  • NFSR 240.1D
  • NFSR 284.1B
  • NFSR 284.1H
  • NFSR 285.1I
  • NFSR 286.1A
  • NFSR 286.1B
  • NFSR 286.1C
  • NFSR 287.1C
  • NFSR 326.1A
  • NFSR 336.1l from CTY- 336 to NFSR 382
  • NFSR 336.10
  • NFSR 337.1F
  • NFSR 337.1K
  • NFSR 337.1M
  • NFSR 337.1L
  • NFSR 402.lE
  • NFSR 409
  • NFSR 413
  • NFSR 495.lA 
  • NFSR 504 
  • NFSR 654
  • NFSR 654.1A
  • NFSR 654.1B
  • NFSR 654.1C
  • NFSR 665
  • NFSR 665.1B
  • NFSR 665.1C
  • NFSR 781 (from NFSR 665 to seasonal gate)
  • NFSR 781.1H

 

Mystic Ranger District

Trail Closures

  • Nugget Trail System. This area is West of Rapid City and South of Silver City on both the East and West of China Gulch Road {NFSR 249).
    • Trails - 6805, 6827, 6832, 6833
  • Victoria Lake Trail System. This area is west of Rapid City. North of Sheridan Lake Road, East of HWY 385, South of Hwy 44.
    • Trail - 6712
  • Trail 40 partially closed from Silver City to Slate Creek Dam
  • Ditch Creek Trail System. This area is south of the intersection of HWY 385 and Merritt Estes Road.
    • 6069
  • Merritt Trail System. This area is south of the intersection of HWY 385 and Merritt Estes Road.
    • Trail 6210 closed between Trail 6207 and Trail 6209

Road Closures

  • NFSR 160.1, 160.2, 160.2A, 160.2B, 160.2D, 161, 162, 162.lA - This area is West of Rapid City, North of Sheridan Lake Road, commonly known as Victoria Lake Area.
  • NFSR 242 - Closed from McVey Rd. to NFSR 241.1A
  • NFSR 299.1C (NFSR 299.1C/F/J/K are near Bear Mountain)
  • NFSR 299.1F
  • NFSR 299.1J 
  • NFSR 299.1K
  • NFSR 448 - Closed at intersection with 448.1C to intersection with 448.1A.

 

Northern Hills Ranger District

Partial & Entire Road Closures

  • FSR 172.1 - CTY 534A - NFSR 567.1 (Butcher Gulch) (partial)
  • FSR 170 - CTY 534A - NFSR 170.5B Galena Road (partial)
  • FSR 170.5I South of Galena Road (entire)
  • FSR 135.1N West of Vanocker Road (entire)

Partial Trail Closures

  • FST 8089 Centennial Trail from Dalton Lake Trailhead south to TR 8292
  • FST 8089 Centennial Trail from intersection of TR8259 to intersection of FSR 152
  • FST 8217 NFSR 203.5 to 8214
  • FST 8218 north half

Entire Trail Closure

  • 8089B Centennial Trail bypass
  • FST 8256
  • FST 8028

 

Bearlodge Ranger District

  • Trail 91 (Cliff Swallow) - entire length is closed.
  • FSR 830.4Z is closed in order to prevent further natural resource damage to the area and to protect the safety and health of visitors. 
  • Conditions vary on system roads that are presently open to public travel. Please be advised that some of these roads remain saturated, with isolated cases of downed trees across roads. Crews continue to assess road conditions and clear them of obstacles.




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