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Rapid City Blog: Trail System

Credit: Aiden Lynn-Klimenko & Madison Perrins in Partnership with Backpacker Magazine

South Dakota’s Rapid City boasts close to 20 miles of trail that can be accessed straight from downtown. As outdoorsy types, we think there’s a lot to be said for such great accessibility of easy to expert hiking and mountain biking from inside city limits.

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The trails crisscross through the Skyline Wilderness Park, an area protected from development and thick with pine. At the top of the Skyline Trail we saw the park’s namesake with all of Rapid City spreading out in the plains below. Last year, nearly 300 people joined in to celebrate the Fat Tire Festival in Skyline Park: the event challenges mountain bikers in a cross country race, downhill style race, and even a hill climb. The city has big plans to continue expanding the trails as interest in outdoor sports in the Black Hills area continues to grow.

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Aiden & Madison

Madison Perrins and Aidan Lynn-Klimenko are two wanderlusting photographers, who left home to see the world in 2014. Through four-wheeled freedom vessels, they’ve spent extensive time road tripping in South America, as well as here in the U.S. They are national park enthusiasts who love to contrast their outdoor adventures with meeting new people in new cities. They firmly believe in the transformative power of travel and exploring places they’ve never been.

Credit: Aidan Lynn-Klimenko and Madison Perrins in Partnership with Backpacker Magazine

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Madison Perrins and Aidan Lynn-Klimenko are two wanderlusting photographers, who left home to see the world in 2014. Through four-wheeled freedom vessels, they’ve spent extensive time road tripping in South America, as well as here in the U.S. They are national park enthusiasts who love to contrast their outdoor adventures with meeting new people in new cities. They firmly believe in the transformative power of travel and exploring places they’ve never been.

Credit: Aidan Lynn-Klimenko and Madison Perrins in Partnership with Backpacker Magazine

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