Buzzards Roost Trailhead


Buzzards Roost is a regional high point located about five miles west of Rapid City. Buzzards Roost has user friendly trails that are of varying difficulty from easier to more difficult. Mountain bikers, hikers and trail runners find the trails at Buzzards Roost suit their needs for recreation close to home in Rapid City. There are dramatic 360 degree views from the rocky limestone summit of Buzzards Roost. This series of stacked loop contains nearly 12 miles of trails. This is the newest trail system on the Mystic Ranger District.  It was completed in 2011 by Black Hills Mountain Bike Association through the use of a volunteer agreement.  The late Jeramy Rogers, Mystic Ranger District Recreation Technician was instrumental in facilitating the development of the trails at Buzzards Roost. There is a trail here named “Jeramy” in his honor.

From Rapid City, travel west on Highway 44 about 5 miles.  The parking area is located on the south (left) side of the Highway visible from the highway.

 Georeferenced Buzzard's Roost Map (.pdf)

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