SN: 116172 - 2020

Future event (open Sat, Sep 5th)

Coon Hollow Flume Trailhead

Traditional Walk

Rockerville, South Dakota

Coon Hollow Flume Trailhead

Future event (not yet open)

Starting Sat, Sep 5th, 2020 for 1 day

Start times: 8:00 - 11:00 finish by 3:00

Special programs

This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.

Long description

Walk Historic Flume Trail from Coon Hollow trailhead to Air Force Vista.

Distance: 5K/10k, Rating: 3B

Restrooms:

Pets:

Strollers: NO

Wheelchairs: NO

Comments

Walk the Rockerville end of the 1880 Flume Trail. The Black Hills gold rush was booming in 1880 when placer gold was discovered near Rockerville. Gold processing was hampered by the lack of water until the Black Hills Placer Mining Company constructed a flume to carry water from Spring Creek. This was a massive engineering project that involved the construction of 17.5 miles of canals and troughs, digging two tunnels and the construction of trestles that were up to 80 feet high. Old parts of the wooden flume can still be seen along the route. The trail is in the Black Hills National Forest.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

Driving to the start

From Rapid City Take US 16 South towards Rockerville. Just Past Rockerville turn right onto Sliver Mt. Road .3 miles to trailhead. Look for signs.

Black Hills Volkssport Assn.

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