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Roughlock Falls State Nature Area

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One of my favorite places

I’ve been going here since I was a kid. This is a great stop in the canyon on a hot day. It has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
trufflestravels
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New Hampshire
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Favorite place in Spearfish Canyon

By far one of our favorite places to take our friends and family when they come to visit. You can... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CCote_12
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Deadwood, South Dakota
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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 via mobile

I’ve been going here since I was a kid. This is a great stop in the canyon on a hot day. It has restrooms and family friendly walking trails. Plus areas to tip your toes in the frigid water!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

By far one of our favorite places to take our friends and family when they come to visit. You can do the botanical hike for one mile from the Spearfish Canyon Lodge or you can drive a short distance and walk down to the falls....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CCote_12
Reviewed October 21, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScubaRick33
Reviewed October 6, 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SaltLakeCityTreeFrog
Reviewed September 26, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joelkaufmann
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Judy C
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