Castle Creek

Total Miles


1824.8 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Castle Creek Forest Service road is very scenic and travels along Castle Creek which runs through a gulch in almost the middle of the Black Hills National Forest. There are several locations where you cross the creek on small bridges. This road is the only way to access Castle Peak Campground which is located about midway of the road; there are some other areas which are good boondocking sites. Due to this road running through a gulch for the majority of the time, there is no cellular service in the immediate area.


The road on the north end starts out as a narrow single land road but then widens where Castle Creek Br 1c intersects. There are some ruts in the road and there are numerous holes in the road that are muddy after recent rain. Some larger rocks can may be found on or along the edge of the road as the road does run along a steep canyon wall for a short period.

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Access Description

Castle Creek can be accessed from South Rochford Road on the north end and Mystic Road on the south end.