Category Archives - News

Black Hills Area Trail Groups Join Hands

Trail groups come together to work toward connecting communities (Spearfish and Sturgis, SD) – The group known as Northern Hills Trails has been the lead proponent in the development of a modern stacked loop trail system for hiking and cycling on Lookout Mountain in Spearfish, SD. Black Hills Trails has led the development of the…

Improving trail accessibility with roll over gates

The Northern Black Hills has a bit of history with above-ground cattle guards. In 1993, several of the devices were installed on the Fort Meade Recreation Area outside of Sturgis. Around the same time, several more were installed on the Bearlodge Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest in Wyoming. In the intervening years,…

We need your help connecting communities

Black Hills Trails is working hard to connect communities in the Northern Black Hills. A major step in this vision is right around the corner and we need your help to make it happen. In addition to the many miles of trail we help maintain, Black Hills Trails and our volunteers have built about two miles of new…

Sturgis Watershed & City Dams Access

Your rights to access public lands are at stake, we need your help! Background – In the 1970’s the City of Sturgis purchased the domestic water distribution and storage infrastructure from the Jarvis Davenport heirs that was originally built in the early 1900’s. Due to EPA regulations the above ground water storage system AKA “City Dams”…

Update, Appreciation and Progress

Recap In 2013 the City of Sturgis approved the donation of funds to our organization to purchase trail equipment that would help to develop a new trail on City property-The Lions Club Park Trail. Formal trail building began last September and was completed in the spring of 2014. Labor of Love Well over 600 volunteer hours  went into…

Project Status Update

Part of the mission Black Hills Trails continues to pursue is connecting our local communities to each other and connecting our communities to points of interest with beautiful ribbons of trail. A great deal of progress was made toward that goal last weekend with two successful volunteer trail build days. …

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