Coffee Mill Trailhead

Area Status: Open
Coffee Mill Trailhead sign in open space with a light dusting of snow

Coffee Mill trailhead located along Forest Service Road 702 off of Dead Horse Road is named after nearby Coffee Mill Butte. This is one of the primary access points for the Pine Ridge Trail. The Pine Ridge Trail is non-motorized trail open to mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding. Hikers should carry water on most sections of the trail. The trail is marked with tree markers and signposts. 

Distances to the following areas:

The 702 Road bisects Unit 19 and provides access to motorized trails 221 and 222. Refer to the Motor Vehicle Use Map for more details and trail information. Maps are free and available at the Forest Service office in Chadron.

Dispersed camping is available off of Road 702, but there are no services. Please pack it in & pack it out and practice Leave No Trace camping.

At a Glance

Fees: No fee
  • Certified noxious weed-free hay/feed is required on national forest lands. 
  • Motorized vehicles prohibited on Pine Ridge Trail
  • Please pack it in & pack it out
Closest Towns: Chadron, NE
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Pine Ridge Ranger District (308) 432-0300

General Information


From Chadron, NE head west on Highway 20 for 3.5 miles. Turn south on Dead Horse Road and travel approximately 10 miles to Forest Service Road 702 located on the west side. Take 702 a short distance. The trailhead is located just past the cattleguard.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Fire Information Pack in/pack out site.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Horse Riding

OHV Road Riding

Related Information

Recreation Areas

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