Great Hiking near Sturgis The 7th Cavalry Trails

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Hiking, running and mountain biking trails near Sturgis SD

Great hiking, trail running, mountain biking and horseback riding waits near Sturgis South Dakota. The 7th Cavalry Trail System is a great place to get out and enjoy the Black Hills. Over 10 miles of trails in the Fort Meade Recreation Area.

The 7th Cavalry Trail System is a collection of interconnected trails. The Centennial Trail is part of the trail system and it runs right through the middle of the area. There is a great printable map here.  With the different loops, you can make this outdoor fun for a few hours or an all day event.

Trail #3 is access point at the Fort Meade Trailhead of the Centennial Trail. Trail #3 Meets up with Trail #2 (leads to the Lions Park Trailhead) and Trail #4. I enjoyed trail #4 as it offers great views of the city of Sturgis and occasional vistas of Bear Butte and the expanse of prairie to the north.

There is just a lot of options here. Bear Butte State Park is just to the north and the Centennial Trail continues on in the south. And, the Alkali Creek Nature trail is a great short hike.

Trailheads for the 7th Cavalry Trails

Lions Park Just off Lazelle Street

Alkali Creek

Fort Meade Trailhead

Old Stone Road

More Information

Bureau of Land Management

Visit Sturgis

Black Hills Trails

About the author: Josh loves to take pictures and share them on his South Dakota and the Black Hills blogs. Plus he enjoys traveling with his family any chance he gets.

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