Rapid City/Black Hills, SD

Rapid City: Storm Mountain Trails

Ken Lane

The Storm Mountain trail network is located about 15 miles southwest of Rapid City. It is mostly comprised of single-track, with some challenging climbs. The main trail, an 11.5 mile loop, is beloved by mountain bikers and hikers, but those new to trail running might find it a bit on the technical side. There are also some shorter options in the 3-6 mile range for those who prefer to explore a less-intense trip through this pine forest. The 2 mile (one way) Forest Road is a perfect double track for a low-key out and back. Combine it with SM 7 & 8 for a loop that avoids any serious climbs. Foster Gulch Road, to the south side of the park, is another good easy-intermediate running option. TRAIL MAP

Essentials
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  • Flume or US 16 Parking Area
  • Rt. 16 near Rockerville