Devil’s Bathtub

Distance: 2.2m round trip | Climb: 700ft | Surface: gravel, rock

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 31 ratings

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Experience

Bring your swimsuits and be prepared to get wet. You will cross the creek in numerous places. You will also have to jump over the creek in some narrow, deep places. You will get to the bathtub at the top. One hole is deep enough to slide down the rocks and into a fairly deep pool. There is also another wading hole about 2-3ft deep.

Directions

From Spearfish, take Spearfish Canyon Rd (14A) appx 7.5 miles.

Turn left on Cleopatra & park at the bridge right after you turn.

The trail starts to the left of the creek heading upward.

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31 Comments

  1. 4

    Went with friends and family! love the Tub!!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  2. 5

    Made it up there with our kiddos who enjoyed walking through creeks to get there then swimming. Wear good shoes that can get wet.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  3. 5

    Fun trail, even hiking with kids. They all got a little wet from crossing the creek, but had a blast! SO BEAUTIFUL!! A must do again when its warmer so we can swim!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  4. 5

    Great trail

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  5. 4

    Been here several times. It’s always nice for a hot summer day, but it’s usually crowded these days.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.52
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  6. 3

    Nice way to cool off

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  7. 4

    Went with grandson, he had heard about it and wanted to go. Hiked it late summer of 2016 the pools were not super full but it was very scenic, very easy. Only slipped and landed on my butt once.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  8. 4

    Very beautiful view and the kids really enjoyed getting to play in the pools at the top.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  9. 4

    Fun trail. Lots of Creek crossing. Carried the baby and did fine. 🙂

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  10. 5

    It was beautiful and great smell . Fun and relaxing at Devil’s Bathtub ! ?

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  11. 5

    Always one of my favorite hikes. Never disappointed!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  12. 5

    Great trail, great views

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  13. 5

    Easy hike, beautiful area. Kids loved the tub and the 2 nature made slides. Easy to get lost on trail, but enough people travel on it to find your way.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  14. 5

    Hiked again, kids love it.

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  15. 5

    Went with the family. Kids loved it!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  16. 5

    A nice area. I love the waterfall once you get back in there. I did this hike a couple of years ago. Amazing.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  17. 4

    Great hike. I hiked up the logging trail that starts above the housing at the trail head and worked my way down to the bathtub. It was a very fun, scenic hike.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.5
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  18. 4

    Fun hike, We approached from above hiking on an old logging trail for awhile and then hooked on to a trail that took us down to the bathtub area and then hiked the normal trail back. It was cool doing it as a loop!

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.25
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  19. 4

    Beautiful! A lot of people though

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  20. 4

    We have done this during different times of the year, different years. I think it’s the best to go in the spring so “The Tub” is full. Fun hike on a warm day.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  21. 3

    ok

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  22. 3

    We found the trail hard to follow, so we did some bush-whacking and ended up on our rear ends several times. The creek was running high and fast, so crossing was treacherous at times. It was fun to finally make it to the tub, but this was not the relaxing and fun trail that we expected. It’s probably a good idea to wait until later in the Summer to do this hike, when the trail is obvious and the creek crossings aren’t so dangerous.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  23. 5

    Fun, easy, and refreshing! Wear water shoes or sandals.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  24. 4

    Easy and refreshing. Very busy, though.

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  25. 4

    Super fun trail! We had the entire thing to ourselves on our way up…..get there early bc it got super crowded! Plan to get wet!!!!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  26. 4

    Beautiful!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  27. 5

    It was so much fun to cross the river so many times! A fun challenge with my dog!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  28. 3

    Beautiful but did not like all the creek crossings.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4.4
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  29. 4

    Went on this on 10/20. There was still a little snow along the way. Very few people at this time, I think I only passed a handful on the way up. Lots of water crossings which made the trail a little hard to follow at times, but you pretty much know where you are going. Will go again in spring to see what the difference is.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  30. 3

    This was a much busier trail than we usually aim for, and parking was a bit of a challenge on a hot summer day. The hike itself was fun and easy – my 3-year-old daughter did the entire hike on her own, wearing water shoes. The swimming hole was packed but fun for a quick dip.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.2
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

  31. 5

    Made into a loop following an old logging trail…great fun hike with some challenges of crossing the creek numerous times.

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    Trail completion status: Completed again
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Devil’s Bathtub

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