Best Mountain Biking Trails in Nebraska
The Pine Ridge Ranger District of the Nebraska National Forest is 52,000 acres of ponderosa pine and mixed grass prairies. Primitive camping is allowed. The Red Cloud Campground has picnic tables, fire grates and vault toilets; it is eight miles south of Chadron on Highway 385.
The forest has about 80 miles of marked trails popular with mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders. The area’s most popular trailheads include East Ash, West Ash, Soldier Creek, Coffee Mill, Spotted Tail, Roberts, Strong Canyon and Outrider. Roberts and Outrider trailheads have horse corrals, a rider ramp and other amenities. Only certified noxious weed free animal feeds are allowed. Off-road vehicles must be equipped with spark arrestors to reduce wildfire danger. Pine Ridge trail maps are available at the Chadron Area Chamber of Commerce. Chadron State Park offers the National Forest/Oglala National Grassland map showing trails. (800) 603-2937.
For more information about Chadron, contact the Chadron Chamber of Commerce at (800) 603-2937 or visit www.chadron.com.