Sunday, February 14, 2010


Roughlock Falls is a short, easy hike through the southern end of Spearfish Canyon. The improved trail and and parking lot make this a great mini-hike for a family, or anyone looking for short and easy, with a nice view of a waterfall at the end.

To get to Roughlock Falls, drive through Spearfish Canyon (or from Deadwood-Lead through Cheyenne Crossing) to Savoy. At Savoy, turn down the dirt road past the Inn (going South). About 100 feet past the parking lot is another parking area with access to the trail. The trail is well marked and improved, and is less than a mile to the waterfall. There is no trail fee, and it is open all year. If you drive further up the road, another turnoff allows direct access to the Falls from the road. (YDS Class 1)

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