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The Oahe Dam Downstream Fort Pierre Trail begins at Oahe Downstream Recreation Area, a state park located under the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River. The park is known for its bald eagles and butterflies, and is a popular place for camping, boating, and fishing. Most of the trail passes through farmland and prairie. The trail ends on the outskirts of Fort Pierre. The Riverfront Trail which starts a few blocks east, allows bicyclists to cross the Missouri River into Pierre.
Parking is available near the Powwow Grounds in Oahe Downstream Recreation Area. From SR 1806, turn onto Power House Rd, then take the first right.
This is a paved trail on the west side of the Missouri River that connects Pierre and Fort Pierre with recreation areas at Oahe Dam. Overall it is a nice trail, but there are cracked pavement areas challenging for narrow tires. Across the river there is a trail that goes along the river to Farm Island State Park an additional 4 miles or so downriver. Pierre also has some trails near the State Capitol Building. Where there are not trails, there are neighborhood roads to ride.
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