Annual Sturgis Volksmarch

Take part in a traditional, annual community hike through the breathtaking scenery surrounding Sturgis.

Annual Sturgis Volksmarch

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The Volksmarch, German for the “People’s March,” is an annual Sturgis event that has been happening for decades. Sturgis Volksmarches are sanctioned by the Black Hills Volkssport Association and follow a new and noteworthy trail route each year for participating hikers.

Why Volksmarch? Marchers participate for a variety of reasons - exercise, social interaction, exploring new trails, or just pure enjoyment. Most hikers walk at a leisurely pace to take in the natural beauty of the area, but it is up to each participant! Sturgis is lucky to be flanked by National Forest on one side and Great Plains on the other, offering countless opportunities for outdoor recreation on a variety of terrain. Past Volksmarches have visited Deadman Canyon, the historic Davenport Dams, the Alkali Creek area, Bear Butte State Park, and even a march through the town itself to highlight Sturgis’s unique history and culture.

2024 Sturgis Volksmarch

Join us for the 2024 Sturgis Volksmarch on Saturday, June 15th!

Route information coming soon.


There is a $3 fee per hiker to help cover Volkssport Association insurance and permit costs (cash only, please).


Event details coming soon.


Event details coming soon.