Roughlock Falls Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Roughlock Falls Trail is a 2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lead, SD that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.

2.1 miles 348 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

1 month ago

2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous, easy walk along Spearfish Creek through Spearfish Canyon. Highly recommend!

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful, easy, quick hike to a lovely waterfall. The scenery is beautiful and diverse. The trail was crowded but people were very polite and seemed to know/follow trail etiquette. Parking was easy and even the drive to the trailhead is beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail. A little busy but opportunity to see birds and the Black Hills are impressive as the light changes as the sun moves across the sky.

walking
5 months ago

A nice easy trail with plenty of scenery and plenty of brown trout in the creek.

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

this is a great trail. it is an easy walk, with plenty of great scenery. I walked it with my kids and they loved it. definitely worth a second trip

hiking
6 months ago

1 year ago

A very scenic trail and easy. Falls and views were lovely.

1 year ago

Beautiful area! Easy trail to the falls from the lodge parking area. Nice stop on a day during our road trip - the falls were beautiful! Loved the lush areas along the creek and towering rock-cliffs around us!

walking
1 year ago

A must see, beautiful waterfalls at several different levels.

hiking
2 years ago

This is a great 1-mile path leading to a beautiful waterfall. An alternative, of course, if to park by the falls and just walk up to them, but I think parking in the lower lot and walking the 1 mile is worth it. The rocks and canyon wall on the north side of the road are great! At the falls, there are ramps and rails that allow anybody to check it out (including wheelchairs). There were at least three levels to see: a lower level from the bottom of the falls, a middle level where the water starts to pour over, and the upper level where you can see the falls from the top. Very cool.

hiking
2 years ago

We stopped along our drive through Spearfish Canyon to hike to a couple of the waterfalls including Roughlock Falls. Trails is very pretty with great views through the woods of the canyon walls on the other side. We went in the evening before the sun got too low, and it was perfect timing. The full trail is one mile, and the falls are spectacular. Make sure you bring a camera! You can hike up to the overlook above the waterfall as well.