We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Exploe Spearfish Canyon

Beautiful short hike to really immerse yourself more in the beauty of Spearfish Canyon. We... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Melbourne, Florida
via mobile
Wow what a day!

Highly recommended hike. Go early in peak season to avoid crowds. Definitely worthy of your... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Al R
Rapid City, South Dakota
Read all 69 reviews
All photos (58)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“great hike”(7 reviews)
“water shoes”(6 reviews)
Cloepatra Rd, Spearfish, SD
Improve This Listing
Reviews (69)
Filter reviews
69 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great hike natural water slide water shoes poison ivy several times cold water your feet fairly easy hike rough terrain ranging in age swimming hole favorite hike hiking boots both sides off road spearfish canyon year olds
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 69 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful short hike to really immerse yourself more in the beauty of Spearfish Canyon. We encountered numerous folks en route some which were motorcyclists taking in the beauty as well. There were surface changes of flat areas, some roots thru wooded areas, a few logs...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank awildflower
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Highly recommended hike. Go early in peak season to avoid crowds. Definitely worthy of your time! We walked in the stream nearly the whole way. Need water shoes or Chacos!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Al R
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This was very fun hike. You'll want to wear comfortable shoes/water shoes/sport type sandals. You will get wet and the water is freezing cold. During the summer months, this place is packed with tourists. Bring water or snacks in your backpack and just enjoy the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kbaumberger0136
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

With not much to go off of, we were not sure what to expect. Here are the top items I would tell anyone in search of a hike and are interested in Devil's Bathtub... 1. You will get wet. But depending on how adventurous you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Dawn Marie J
Reviewed 28 July 2018

This is a great adventure hike. Definitely wear some sort of water shoe! You should not do this barefoot and you should not wear shoes that shouldn't get wet. The trail is hard to see at times, but as long as you keep heading upstream...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elle F
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Though we severely underestimated this hike, we loved every second of it and would gladly do it again! We saw people with babies and dogs and I wouldn’t personally rush THAT, but my 9 year olds held up fine. Plan to get wet, and wear...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Mom2Twincesses
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Due to a lot of rain in June/July the water level is much higher and the rapids much faster. Still an amazing hike, just be prepared for fast moving water!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katy G
Reviewed 20 July 2018 via mobile

This hike much more challenging than anticipated. We had to cross the creek many, many times. The water was higher than normal due to rainfall so current was swift in many places. Not a big deal for adults but our 4 and 7 year olds...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank firepac2
Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great adventure. 12 of us ages ranging from 21 months to 59 years old made the trek. I didn’t see anyone really older that 59 ish but some had very young babies in carriers. Make sure and talk to the people u...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank GinaG130
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We went there today. I am a 58 year old pretty fit grandma. My grown kids are 29 and 26. The half mile hike is challenging, not well marked, and you have to cross the rocky stream many times. Wear shoes that can get wet....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jean T
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 13 nearby hotels
Spearfish Canyon Lodge
490 reviews
6.31 km away
Canyon Gateway Motel
15 reviews
9.00 km away
Bell's Motor Lodge Motel
139 reviews
9.72 km away
All Star Travelers Inn
13 reviews
10.02 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 65 nearby restaurants
Dough Trader Pizza Company
353 reviews
10.06 km away
Killian’s Food & Drink
290 reviews
10.05 km away
Green Bean Coffeehouse
177 reviews
9.78 km away
Steerfish Steak & Smoke
226 reviews
10.14 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 25 nearby attractions
Roughlock Falls State Nature Area
92 reviews
6.33 km away
Spearfish Canyon
668 reviews
6.95 km away
Roughlock Falls Nature Area
67 reviews
7.01 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
17 July 2018|
Response from Stegall2016 | Reviewed this property |
There is a road on the left past Bridal Veil Falls. The road is Cleopatra, turn down this road into a gravel parking lot. Park there and walk down a path the trailhead is off to the right.
13 July 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Will F | Reviewed this property |
Of course you can but you should bring a bag and clean up after your dog so others do not step in their crap and you should keep them away from people when they are soaking wet and decide to shake all over them. It's... More