Roughlock Falls Trail

EASY 90 reviews

Roughlock Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lead, South Dakota that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
242 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

This is scenic. But it is NOT a strenuous hike. The trail is wide and flat for all ages and abilities.

8 days ago

Nice easy hike to end the day. Smooth wide pathway and some decking at the falls area for viewing. Pleasant and easy to access from the Spearfish Canyon Lodge.

hiking
12 days ago

Super easy hike, Great little hike, quick and easy.

24 days ago

Super easy little walk with the kids. Nothing spectacular, but also no stress with young kiddos.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice hike and easy to get to. Short distance, but it’s a great way to stretch your legs. Dog friendly - is along a creek for most of it and there are little trail cuts down where your dog could get some water. Family friendly.

hiking
1 month ago

waterfall was nice. walk along the stream was pleasant. Nice but not spectacular.

1 month ago

heavy traffic and can be very popular. very beautiful and great places to take photos.

walking
2 months ago

So beautiful and not crowded at all

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous trail - such beautiful views - breathtaking with variance in terrain.

2 months ago

Very pretty walk and a very easy hike. The path is gravel and has no difficult parts to it. Lots and lots of mosquitos during the during

3 months ago

Super easy rolling hills well-maintained path that meanders along a beautiful stream. The falls are very cool, like Hobbit-Shire cool. We were there on a slightly rainy day so crowds were NOT an issue. I’d go again if I were in the area.

3 months ago

Nice easy hike. We also did the new trail, Savoy, to the ponds. I think the mileage is a bit off as it didn't seem like 4 miles.

3 months ago

Very easy trail. Best time to hike is in the fall!

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Nice easy trail. Very well packed and heavy traffic. There are a couple of spots you can get off the trail with snowshoes but they aren’t necessary if it hasn’t just snowed. There are a couple off shoots of the trail that looked interesting and other trails near by.

snowshoeing
7 months ago

Nice relaxing trail in late December. Highly recommended for all skill levels. We had snowshoes but they weren't necessary at all. Snow was packed tight due to traffic.

hiking
10 months ago

nice path, beautiful colors everywhere. walk next to creek to waterfall. can be busy at times.

10 months ago

Loved this short hike... Color is amazing at the falls! Did quite a few hikes in area and this little one was certainly one of my favorite!

hiking
11 months ago

This was an easy, mostly shaded trail. The falls were a little crowded but everyone was friendly. We were able to use our jogging stroller with a little extra navigation through some (very slight) uneven spots.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful, quick and easy hike. Trail was quite busy, but great for all skill levels. I look forward to doing it when the leaves start changing colors.

hiking
Saturday, August 05, 2017

Easy with moderate traffic (we went in mid-August). Gorgeous scenery.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Very easy and amazing scenery

walking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the walk and scenery. It was an easy trail and was moderate in traffic. The two falls viewing areas were fairly crowded.

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

A beautiful hike, even and especially in the winter!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Gorgeous scenery and water features, but rather busy. However, I really enjoyed it!

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful hike - lovely falls - easy terrain along the Spearfish Canyon.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

love the falls so beautiful

Monday, March 20, 2017

The water was beautiful. I would like to come back when it gets a little warmer because the whole trail was covered in ice and was more difficult than it should have been.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The trail was ok, nothing too special. It's basically a walk to the waterfall, look at it for a few minutes, then turn around and walk back kind of deal. The

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Beautiful, easy trail, great any time of year!

hiking
Sunday, February 26, 2017

Very beautiful scenery. Easy climb.

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