The Black Hills of South Dakota are impressively beautiful. One hidden gem that is easy to miss is Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon.

All of Spearfish Canyon is worth seeing, and the Roughlock Falls State Nature Area is just a short detour off scenic Highway 14A (Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway) on Roughlock Falls Road.

Roughlock Falls is a beautiful, wooded waterfall. The nature area features a nature trail, picnic tables and vault toilets at the upper parking area, and birdwatching opportunities.

Roughlock Falls in Spearfish Canyon
Roughlock Falls

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