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Jul 06

Spearfish Falls Trail

Side of Spearfish FallsSpearfish Falls Trail is just one of the many wonderful hikes that can be found in the Black Hills of South Dakota.  This short hike descends to the canyon floor.  Where Spearfish Falls splashes into Spearfish Creek.  This is an easy to moderate walk that is less than a mile in length. However, it does drop over 100 feet in that distance. So not hard but depending on your shape you might be huffing and puffing a little hiking out. Iron Bridge
The trail to Spearfish Falls is also considered a nature trail.  There are signs along the way that provide information about the native plants.  The trail begins next to the Latchstring Restaurant located in the Spearfish Canyon Lodge section of Spearfish Canyon.  There is an overlook of the top of the falls looking down just a few feet from the start of the trail.  Don’t let the overlook discourage you from the hike. Though the overlook is not very scenic the rest of the trail is.
Spearfish CreekAn interesting side note is that the Spearfish Falls Trail goes over an old iron bridge.  The bridge provides nice views of the creek running through the canyon.  After the iron bridge the trail turns rocky as it moves toward the canyon floor.  Once we reached the bottom we were rewarded with outstanding views of Spearfish Falls.  A great little waterfall in South Dakota.

To see our reviews of other waterfalls, click here Spearfish Falls
Spearfish Falls Trail
Located directly behind the Latchstring Restaurant at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge
30 mins
Difficulty Level: Easy

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