Big Hill Trails is another great hiking trail in the Black Hills.Â Like Eagle Cliff Trails, there are separate trails for snowshoers and cross-country skiers, ensuring everyone has a place to play in the snow.Â The parking lot, just across the road, is also an access point for the Black Hills Snowmobile trail system.Â So this area is a launching point for many winter activities.
Big Hill Trail is a total of 16.5 mile of trails.Â In the winter the purpose of each trail is clearly marked.Â They work hard keeping the cross-country ski trails groomed, so use the other trails if you are not cross-country skiing.
How do you get to Big Hill Trails?
Big Hill Trails is located about 8 miles southwest of Spearfish on FSR 134 also called Tinton Road.Â It is a pretty good gravel road, but youâ€™ll want to have 4WD is you are driving it in the winter.
The Black Hills National Forest website has free maps.
I carry my Black Hills – Northeast, South Dakota Trails Illustrated Map #751 with me because it has the trails well marked, but it has all the forest service roads in the area too.Â It is easy to get â€œturned aroundâ€ in the Black Hills, so I always carry a good map.