Sioux Falls Bike Trails

South Dakota

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Sioux Falls Bike Trails Facts

States: South Dakota
Counties: Minnehaha
Length: 26.8 miles
Trail end points: South of 60th Street N. and 57th Street
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6359621

Sioux Falls Bike Trails Description

The Sioux Falls trail system, sometimes referred to as the Sioux Falls River Greenway, forms a loop of nearly 30 miles of paved, multi-use pathways that link many of the city’s parks and green spaces. The trail system is enclosed by Interstate 90 in the north, 57th Street in the south, Westward Ho Park in the west (with another short segment by Skunk Creek Legacy), and Rotary Park on the east. Much of the trail runs adjacent to Big Sioux River, which encircles the city.

A 1.5-mile spur of the trail, along Southeastern Avenue, parallels an active railroad line in a scenario known as rail-with-trail.

Parking and Trail Access

The Sioux Falls trail loop connects several parks where parking is available including (clockwise from the northernmost point):

  • Falls Park
  • Cherry Rock Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Pasley Park
  • Lions Centennial Park (and restrooms)
  • Spencer Park
  • Tomar Park
  • Yankton Trails Park
  • Farm Field Park
  • Dunham Park
  • Elmen Park (and restrooms)
  • Elmwood Park (and restrooms)

Sioux Falls Bike Trails Reviews

A long trail!

s

This was LONG! We didn’t know how long, lol! We found out! We rode the whole thing. It’s best from Falls Park going towards the older downtown instead of the other way. The rest is fine but can get a bit dull out by the airport if you’re a person who enjoys scenery as you ride, however that’s just me. :)

Really nice trail Network and great views

s

The ride was flat for the most part and connected the many parks around Sioux Falls. You won’t want to miss it. 20+ miles. It’s a bit tricky to follow in spots near downtown because there are a lot of off-shoots, so it was nice to have a local to follow. Some of the sections could use some horizontal crack fixing (bumpy), but overall a great experience.

Great Ride

s

We rode the 26 +/- mile route in mid July 2019.... Very nicely maintained trail and quite well marked. Mostly level with a few grades, nothing major. Wind was a nuisance the day we rode, but still a great experience.

Blows away most cities in the Midwest

s

Was so surprised at how nice this trail system is; well maintained and laid out! Many cities should use this as a model for what should be!

Accordion

Jewel of SF

s

Love our trail system. Ride it regularly! Pick you direction carefully so as to not have to ride UP the spillway ;-)

Good trail for an overnight stopover.

s

On my way to the black hills I stayed at one of the hotels near I-29 and just biked on the sidewalk a few blocks east to the loop. The 21 mile loop is all paved and smooth, and very scenic while along the rivers. The north section of the loop around the airport is on the top of a levy and kind of dull, but is flat and smooth so you can get a good workout if desired.
There is a good bike map on the city website.

Delightful network of trails

s

We came to Sioux Falls specifically to ride the trails and they were absolutely delightful. There's a nice mix of urban and suburban cycling here. It's possible to get just about everywhere by bike. Many intersections include wide, well lit underpasses. Solid system. Five stars.

Great Sioux Falls Biking Experience

s

The city of Sioux Falls has created a wonderful biking experience for its residents and visitors!We road in October 2018 and could not have more pleased with the ever changing scenery and smooth trail surface.Road bikes work the entire 26 miles with very few cross roads to contend with.The trail passes through several city parks and South Dakotans enjoy the outdoors!Sioux Falls has many interesting restaurants and Airbnbs to add enjoyment to your visit.

Great town, great trail!

s

We rode the entire loop last October and it was fantastic! So many cool things along the way including the spectacular falls park. Highly recommend!

Awesome Trail

s

We rode the entire loop today and this is an exceptional trail. It winds through park after park with smooth, wide lanes.

Great trails

s

We rode several miles from Sertoma Park going south and east. These are a wonderful resource.

Clean, well used, friendly people

s

We are from northeast TN and spent part of our 20 hours in Sioux Falls riding about 20 miles of the trail. Our first impressions were the friendliness of the people and the cleanliness of the trails, the adjoining parks and even the trailer park on the southwest side. Having never been to this city before we have a great impression.

great trail!

s

Good surface-flat, lots of trees so you are not walking in the direct sun the entire time.

A great trail

s

I live in Sioux Falls, and ride the trail often. I've ridden trails in many areas around the United States, and honestly think this one is one of the best. There are plans to expand it significantly, which will make it even better. if you're in the area make sure to take advantage of this gem.

Great City Trail

s

Connecting city parks, SFBT is a great urban trail for stretching your legs after miles in a car. Lot's of green and room to ride. The paved trail was in great shape. Busy with bikers walkers, joggers, etc. But, all were courteous. Very enjoyable.

Falls Park

s

Arrived in Sioux Falls 3 hours before sunset and enjoyed the beautiful Falls with trails throughout “Falls Park” . Many people in park. For exercise riders the Perimeter Trails were in use. The next morning I parked in “Cherry Rock Park” and took the trail down River to Falls Park. Also crossed the river at Cherry Rock and did a short section of “River Blvd Greenway” This section is older surface with expansion cracks. Be\ sure and ride if in area. 17 &18 Jun 13, Noel Keller

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