This previously unofficial trail has been in use since 2001, and in July 2019 became an official Black Hills National Forest multi-use trail. Just off of Tinton Road, you can hike or mountain bike Tinton Trail, connecting with other trail systems in the area, including Crow Peak, Big Hill, Rimrock, and Old Baldy Trails. This winding trail flows through thick shady forest areas including lush ferns with some open meadows. At one point in the trail, you can see a view of Bear Butte.
|8.8 miles round trip
|4,319 to 5,113 ft
Take Tinton Road (just Southwest of Black Hills State University) in Spearfish and travel past the stop sign. You will pass the area formerly used as an animal sanctuary on your left. Cross the cattle gate and turn into the parking area on the left. To the left of the logging road is the trail.