Railroad Buttes OHV Area
Railroad Buttes area is one of a few large, open off-road riding areas on Forest Service lands, covering approximately 3 square miles. The open play area includes hill climbs, multiple trails and makeshift motocross tracks. Most of the terrain is hardpacked and can get dusty and there is little to no shade. There is a large parking/staging area with plenty of space.
Dispersed camping is allowed but there is no potable water. Fireworks and shooting are prohibited. There are no fees or permits required at this time. Please recreate with respect and pack out all trash.
At a Glance
|Open Season:||Year-round weather dependent|
|Closest Towns:||Rapid City, SD|
|Restroom:||Vault Toilet (1)|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Fall River Ranger District (Buffalo Gap National Grassland) - (605) 745-4107|
From Rapid City, SD east on Highway 44 about 21 miles then turn south on Pennington County 160th Avenue/Farmingdale-Folson Road and travel approximately 3.5 miles.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
OHV Open Area RidingAccess to rolling hills
|Difficulty Level:||Easy to Intermediate|