Big Hill Trailhead (Trail #72)


Big Hill Trails

The Big Hill Ski Trail system consists of five loop trails and one spur trail, for a total distance of 13.6 miles. During the winter season the trails are groomed for cross-country skiing in cooperation with the Black Hills Nordic Ski Club. 

There is a Big Hill Trail designated specifically for snow shoeing. We ask that snowshoers not use the groomed ski trails. Snowshoeing damages the tracks that the ski clubs work hard to establish and maintain.  Snowshoe damage makes it very difficult to ski on the tracks.

The snowmobile trail can be accessed near the Big Hill parking lot.

Big Hill was named when the early prospectors, heading to gold fields with wagons and teams of horses, could barely make it over the "big hill" when coming from Spearfish.

Big Hill Brochure & Map

Big Hill Snowshoe Map

General Information


To access the Big Hill Trails system from Spearfish, travel south on FSR 134 approximately eight miles to the trailhead which is on the east side of the road. 

Recreation Map

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