FAQ’s

Can I log a trail I did 2 weeks ago?

Yes! Any trail you completed in 2018 is fair game.  Don’t forget to go back through your phone and upload any photos you may have taken to Instagram using the trail hashtags found on each trail page. Or view all hashtags here!

Why do I need to register?

You don’t need to, but you’re gonna want to! Not only do you get full access to all the key features of the site, but you can compete with other Trail Addicts for bragging rights on the Leaderboard. Plus, just for logging your trails, we’ll give you free stuff! So, what are you waiting for? Get registered!

What is a hashtag and why do I care?

A hashtag is a pound sign for all you old school folks. Today, all the young whippersnappers use these symbols at the start of different words and phrases on social media to be able to be seen and be searchable. So, by using the hashtag #BHTSpearfishFalls when you post a photo to Instagram, other people can search for that hashtag and view your photos (assuming your profile is public). It works similarly on facebook and other social media outlets. As for why you would care, as long as your profile is public on Instagram and you use one of our hashtags, your photos can show up on our website under media for the associated trail! How cool is that?   It’s like you’re famous, only not.

What hashtag do I use for my photos?

Use #BlackHillsTrailAddict plus the hashtag for the each trail. You can find the correct hashtags on the individual trail pages if you scroll down to the media area. Or view all hashtags here.

Can my kids earn gear, too?

Absolutely! We have a special promotion just for kids ages 3-12. Download the Kids Trail contest page.

What if I notice that you screwed up or I have a suggestion?

Keep it to yourself. We’re perfect. Just kidding, tell us! We love to hear from Trail Addicts! Whether it’s an error in our publication or on our website or if you just have a totally awesome idea you want to share, don’t be shy, give us a shout! (Or use this nifty contact form.)

I’m a business owner, how do I advertise in your print guide or on your website.

Super! We love anyone who loves us enough to give us money! Plus, by advertising with us you are not only helping us print our trail guide every year, a portion of all advertising dollars goes to Black Hills Trails a non-profit dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the trail experience in the Black Hills.

Your website is awesome, but I can’t access it when I’m in the hills because there is no cell reception.

We’ve got you covered. Pick up a copy of our printed guide to take with you. See our pick up points here. You can also download the GPX files of the trail map on your cell phone. Make sure you are logged in, then go to whichever trail you would like. Click on Downloadable Files. Once downloaded you can upload to your favorite mapping app, like Strava for example and be able to utilize a trail map even without cell service! Pretty stinkin’ fancy, right?