Black Hills Trails founding members have a long established history of trail stewardship in the Sturgis area. The city of Sturgis is surrounded by a “ring of fire” comprised of land managed by numerous federal and state agencies that has to some extent stymied the growth of the city. While Sturgis may not be poised to become a future manufacturing or technology hub it is well positioned to become a premiere future destination for outdoor recreation.

In June 2013 the Sturgis City Council awarded Black Hills Trails permission to begin construction on a new recreational trail to connect Lions Club Park to existing user established trails on nearby property managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Black Hills Trails is continuing to deepen relationships with the Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, South Dakota Department of Game Fish & Parks, the City of Sturgis and other area land managers in order to improve existing trails and trail access as well as create new sustainable trails in the greater Sturgis area.

Related News:

  • 2020 Report: Sturgis Zone Apr 12, 2021 - This report is a Zone report intended as a follow-on to our recently released Black Hills-wide report. This report covers the period since our last major update in 2017. The Sturgis Zone of Black Hills Trails has, in addition to new construction, also tackled existing maintenance tasks on the Centennial Trail #89 north of Dalton Lake...
  • Black Hills Area Community Foundation Grant Oct 8, 2018 - Black Hills Trails is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 grant from the Black Hills Area Community Foundation. These funds will support over-snow Trail Grooming for Fat Biking on the Black Hills National Forest and throughout the northern Black Hills. Mountain Biking in the Black Hills area is as popular as ever, and with the...
  • 2017 Report, Relationships: USFS, SDGFP, Project Status Dec 11, 2017 - Relationships Black Hills Trails doesn’t exist just to build and maintain trails, but to connect communities with each other. Connecting communities means connecting people, and forming long-lasting relationships. Our efforts were rewarded this year with the deepening and creation of two significant relationships, one with the Black Hills National Forest and the other with South...
  • We need your help connecting communities Dec 8, 2015 - 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 Oct 14, 2015 - 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”...

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