Willow Creek Trail is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hill City, SD that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
What a nice afternoon hike with the whole family.
Nice hike with my wife and one year old son. Just a lot of downed trees which made it difficult with kid carrier. But worth it.
so many tree's laying across the trail
Nice short hike. Bring bug spray.
Great day on this trail!! A little wet and muddy in spots due too the 2.5' of snow the week befor! The falls was a rolling that's for sure!
My kids (5&8) and I completed this trail on May 17, 2015. This is a great trail for all ages. Trail conditions were a little bit wet, due to heavy snow falls a week prior. The creek was running full steam and the waterfalls was beautiful.. Quite a few down trees from the winter storms and Highwinds, we just call these obstacles and more of an venture.
Nice trail thru the forest and up on a ridge where you can get a view of Harney Peak. Surprise waterfall about 1/2 mile on the trail if you head to the right at the trailhead. Horsies. On the trail also so watch out for poops. Heavily logged because of darn pine beetles but clearings allow better views of the surroundings.
Just did this trail stayed one day it was a great hike out it gets colder than anywhere else I've been camping if you go out about 3 miles there's another waterfall with a nice pond this was a trail ill be doing very soon!
The trail has been changed from when i completed it 3 years ago, kind of disappointing the trail has also been heavily logged so the trail now follows the logging road for a bit.