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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area

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This is a beautiful scenic part of Spearfish Canyon. It's a very easy walk to the falls from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago

beautiful scenery and falls. Easy hiking with short walks Wish I had more time. Stop if in the area... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Tallahassee, Florida
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“easy hike”(6 reviews)
“trout”(6 reviews)
“dirt road”(5 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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10619 Roughlock Falls Rd, On FDR 222 near Savoy, Lead, SD 57754-3783
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful scenic part of Spearfish Canyon. It's a very easy walk to the falls from the parking lot, just about a mile. The day we were there it had just snowed, so some of the path was icy and slippery.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very picturesque series of small waterfalls in a easy to get to place. Paved walkway and plenty of parking. I would think it would be a great place to be on a hot afternoon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked around most of the falls as it is quite long but easy to get to. It was raining that day so did not want to be outside too long but worth the view of the falls.

Thank larrya762
Reviewed September 17, 2018

beautiful scenery and falls. Easy hiking with short walks Wish I had more time. Stop if in the area and stay awhile

Thank wolfgirlFlorida
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Roughlock Falls is one of those spots that will just blow you away with its pristine beauty. Whether you choose to hike there or drive to the closer lot and walk directly there, it's a must see and one of the most beautiful places I've...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

The entire area is absolutely beautiful — especially the hikes to Roughlock Falls and to Spearfish Falls. They’re not too difficult or long but very much worth your time.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed August 6, 2018

The falls at Spearfish are beyond words. Roughlock is a short hike on a paved trail and worth every step. Stunning just isn't enough. Take the time and get up the Roughlock. The most peaceful and relaxing time you will have.

Thank Pierrie S
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Short walk to see the falls, sidewalks all the way, easy walk for beautiful view of the falls. Canyon is also beautiful.

Thank Judy C
Reviewed August 5, 2018

If you're looking for a quick (2 mile roundtrip) hike through beautiful terrain you'll really enjoy this hike. Waterfall, moving streams, wildlife viewing, wildflowers.

Thank dps_Sedona
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Near the Spearfish Lodge, there are two falls - Roughlock and Spearfish. Behind the lodge, you can park and hike 1 mile to Roughlock Falls. Or, you can drive approx 1 mile down the gravel road and park. Paved walkways lead from the parking area...More

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