Dakota Adventure Loop

All of the work to provide and maintain the DakAL is done by volunteers of the non-profit corporation, Trail Stewards.  We work to protect existing trails and to build new ones.  It takes some money to make all of this happen.  Everyone that rides the DakAL is passionate about our sport. 

You can obtain the tracks by following the instructions on the ROUTE page and making a $58 donation.

You can also support out efforts with a larger donation.  We encourage each rider of the DakAL to make a tax-deductible contribution of $100 or $200 to aid in preserving the passion we all enjoy. 

You can donate right here, right now!  Thanks you for your support. 

Maps & Nav:

A GPS device is strongly recommended. Navigation via maps only will be difficult and will greatly increase the time to complete each day's ride. There is no single map that can show the entire route.  The maps listed below will help greatly if you plan to travel with or without a GPS.  The links below are often changed by the supplier, so may not always work properly.  If you search for what you are looking for you will be able to find the source on your own. 

Free GPS map -Black Hills National Forest Trail GPS Map-
Recommended that GPS users download the free Black Hills National Forest Trail GPS Map at: 

Maps for purchase:

Black Hills National Forest- waterproof map (2014) - $13 http://www.blackhillsparks.org/black-hills-national-forest-recreation-map-2001/
Delorme Atlas & Gazetteer- South Dakota ($19.95)  https://shop.delorme.com/OA_HTML/DELibeCCtpSctDspRte.jsp?section=10096

Free maps:

All of these suggested maps are free in printed form and are highly recommended:
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)
Both for the Black Hills National Forest maps- Bearlodge/Northern Hills & Mystic/Hell Canyon
Custer National Forest (Sioux Ranger District – South Dakota) (MVUM)
This map may be obtained at the regional office in Camp Crook during normal business hours.
Nebraska National Forest (Fall River District)
http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nebraska/maps-pubs . This map may be obtained at the regional office in Hot Springs during normal business hours.
South Dakota highway map.
http://www.travelsd.com/. This map may be obtained at most tourist stop and convenience stores throughout South Dakota.

Tread Lightly

Be part of the solution!  We have plenty of bird brains who think it is cool to tear up trails and ride in wet conditions.  Don't be a bird brain!  Adhere to Tread Lightly principles.

Quickly review the tenets of responsible riding before you go. 

Just click here:  Dirt Biking - Tread Lightly

Permits & Passes
Bikes will be required to have a Black Hills National Forest Trail Permit.(cost is $25) You may get them in a variety of ways:
1.  Trail permits may be ordered on-line at : http://www.blackhillsparks.org/black-hills-national-forest-motorized-trail-permits/  If you order on-line expect delivery to be about 10 days.
2.  Permits may be purchased at any of the regional offices.  Office locations and hours are available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/blackhills/about-forest/offices 

3.  Trail permits are now available at some retail outlets.  Most of the motorcycle shops have the permits available.  Some C-stores and other locations also have them.  Listing of permit vendors :  https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/blackhills/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=stelprdb5063173 

A Custer State Park permit is required. Cost is $15 for seven days or $30 for an annual permit and can be obtained at entrance points to Custer State Park.  Additional information available at:

Supporting Dealers
Black Hills Powersports, Rapid City - Kawasaki, Yamaha, Royal Enfield - (605) 342-5500
Spearfish Canyon Motorsports, Spearfish - Honda, Yamaha, Gas Gas – (605) 642-7731
Rice's  Rushmore Motorsports, Rapid City - Honda, KTM, Suzuki - (605) 342-2242 
Other Dealers:
Sturgis Motorsports, Sturgis - Yamaha, Suzuki, Husqvarna, BMW - (605) 347-2636
Black Hills Harley-Davidson- Rapid City – Harley- (800) 727-2482

Rosco's - Beta, Sherco, TM, Rokon, Oset, UBCO - (605) 348-3946

Emergency contacts:
Fall River: 911, Sheriff (605) 745-5155
Custer County: 911
Pennington Co: 911
Lawrence County: 911
Butte County: 911, Sheriff, Dispatch, Belle Fourche, SD (605) 892-2737/(605) 892-3324
Harding County: 911, Sheriff (605) 375-3414 
Edgemont Clinic- (605) 662-7250
Custer Hospital:  (605) 673-2229
Rapid City Regional Hospital: :(605) 644-4000, 353 Fairmont Blvd, Rapid City
Spearfish Hospital: :(605) 644-4000 , 1440 N Main St, Spearfish
Hot Springs Hospital:  1201 S Dakota 71, Hot Springs, (605) 745-3159
Belle Fourche Clinic: 2200 13th Avenue, Belle Fourche, (605) 723-8970
Buffalo Medical Clinic:  209 Ramsland Street, Buffalo,  (605) 375-3744


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