Roughlock Falls Trail

EASY 69 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

walking
4 days ago

So beautiful and not crowded at all

hiking
4 days ago

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

1 month 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

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

snowshoeing
2 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
5 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
8 months ago

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

8 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
9 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
9 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
10 months ago

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

10 months ago

Very easy and amazing scenery

walking
10 months ago

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
10 months ago

A beautiful hike, even and especially in the winter!

11 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Beautiful walk!

hiking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Beautiful, easy, very busy on a nice day. Not a real hike more of a drive up and walk around area but still very cool.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

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
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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
Saturday, June 18, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

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

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