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Yellow Jacket Cross Country Camps

Facilities and Directions

Mickelson Trail / Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center
BHSU is located in Spearfish on the campus of Black Hills State University in the beautiful Black Hills. The area provides endless miles of running trails and mountain roads for ideal training.

The 114 mile long scenic Mickelson Trail, located within fifteen minutes of BHSU, consists of 14 different trailheads ranging from 4,000 to 6,200 feet offering a trail that is ideal for distance training.

Spearfish lies in the Northern Black Hills, at an elevation of 3,600 feet and is surrounded by Crow Peak, Lookout Mountain, and Spearfish Mountain. A mild climate contributes to the area’s reputation as a training MECCA for distance runners.

The Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center houses a six-lane 200 meter Mondo surface indoor track, a complete weight and fitness room, an indoor lap pool and a therapeutic pool.

BHSU had both the men’s and women’s terms qualify for the national cross country championship meet in 10 of the past 11 seasons!


Directions To Black Hills State University

From Interstate 90

  • Take Exit 12, off I-90 into Spearfish.
  • Drive West on Jackson Blvd. approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn right at the corner of Jackson Blvd. and University St.
  • Drive North 2 blocks to the campus.

From Highway 85

  • Continue South on North Avenue to Main Street.
  • Turn right at corner of Main Street and Jackson Blvd.
  • Drive West on Jackson Blvd approximately 1 mile.
  • Turn right at the corner of Jackson Blvd. and University St.
  • Drive North 2 blocks to the campus.