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Centennial Trail

Location Black Hills National Forest
State(s) South Dakota
Counties Meade, Pennington, Custer
Type Backcountry
Length 111.00 Miles / 178.64 Km Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses Bicycling (off pavement)
Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No




Centennial Trail provides a full range of non-motorized uses in a variety of natural settings. One 15 mile segment of the trail is currently open to ATV users. The trail passes through two state parks, BLM Lands, one national park and the forest. The trail passes near a national memorial and a national cemetery. Trai users will experience a full range of natural enviroments, including the open high plains, forest, meadow, riparian areas and rock outcrops. Elevation extremes are 3200 feet and 5800 feet. The averge elevation is around 5000 feet. Most steeper sections are short, less than half a mile long. Elevation changes between valley and ridgetop are typically 200 to 500 feet.


Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Open 24 Hours


Not Available


Additional Information

Width: 0 inches.

Primary Surface: Not Available

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 0%

Elevation Low Point: 3200

Elevation High Point: 5800

Year Designated: 2005

Date Last Updated: 04/16/2013


Contact Information

Trail Management:
Jamie Schwartz
740 Simms St.
P.O. Box 25127
Lakewood , CO 80225
(303) 275-5354


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