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.
Trailheads for the 7th Cavalry Trails
Lions Park Just off Lazelle Street
Old Stone Road