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Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park

World class biking, hiking and running!

Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park (HLMP), a non-profit, privately operated park, is home to nearly 20 miles of world class biking, hiking and running recreational trails on 300 acres of impeccable Black Hills terrain near the heart of Rapid City’s historic downtown district. Funding for the development and operation of the park uses no tax dollars or public funds. Edna Marie “Eddie” Larsen, a lifelong Hermosa-area ranch owner and resident of Rapid City, who passed away in 2004, had the vision to memorialize her parents, Ed Larsen and Etta Hanson-Larsen, by establishing a trust to build a park in their honor.
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The trails in the Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park have offerings for hikers, mountain bikers and runners of all skill levels, from gently-graded, wide singletrack for beginners and families, to more technical-advanced, rock strewn terrain for more challenging adventures. With majestic views of Mt. Rushmore, Harney Peak, The Badlands and Bear Butte, the Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park has already garnered local and national media attention. HLMP has been featured in a number of stories in the media including South Dakota Magazine , Men’s Journal and Mountain Bike Magazine. The trails at Hanson-Larsen Memorial Park have been compared to some of the “best mountain bike meccas of the west.”


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