Centennial Trailheads (Trail #89) - Northern Hills


Five trailheads provide access to the Centennial Trail in the northern Black Hills.The five trailheads are the Alkali Creek Trailhead (BLM), Elk Creek Trailhead, Dalton Lake Trailhead, South Boxelder Trailhead, and the Pilot Knob Trailhead. The north portion of the Centennial Trail is approximately 37 miles long, and is open for hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Off Highway Vehicles (OHV) less than or equal to 62 inches in width are allowed on the Centennial Trail between the Dalton Lake Trailhead and the Pilot Knob Trailhead.

At a Glance

Permit Info: See the Motorized Vehicle Use page. 
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Nemo
Water: no
Restroom: No
Operated By: USFS

General Information

Directions: There are several different trailheads associated with the Centennial trail. Please consult a Forest Service map for a trailhead nearest to your desired location.

Activities

Mountain Biking

Recreation areas with activity Mountain Biking:

Mountain biking is allowed on most of the Centennial Trail, however, mountain biking is not allowed in the eastern portion of Bear Butte State Park, the Black Elk Wilderness or in Wind Cave National Park.

Day Hiking

Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:

Hiking is allowed on the full length of the Centennial Trail, from Bear Butte State Park in the north to Wind Cave National Park in the south.

Backpacking

Recreation areas with activity Backpacking:

Backpacking is allowed on the full length of the Centennial Trail, from Bear Butte State Park in the north to Wind Cave National Park in the south.

Horse Riding

Recreation areas with activity Horse Riding:

Horse riding is allowed on most of the Centennial Trail, however, horse riding is not allowed on the Centennial Trail within Wind Cave National Park.

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation areas with activity OHV Trail Riding:

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
37.0 miles

  Elevation : 
3200-5600