Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

Distance: 3.6m round trip | Climb: 400ft | Surface: dirt

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Trail Addict Rating: 4 18 ratings

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Experience

Iron Creek trail wanders through a forest of ponderosa, oak, aspen & birch trees. Along the way you will see beautiful canyon scenery including a waterfall, since the creek flows next to the trail. On your way back to the start of the trail you will see the Iron Creek Arch.

Directions

  • From Spearfish, follow Spearfish Canyon Road (14A) 11.4 miles to mile marker 22.
  • Park in the parking area on the west side of the road.

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18 Comments

  1. 5

    Beautiful hike on a beautiful day

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  2. 5

    This is a great easy trail to do. To make it difficult you can always hike up to the arch but be careful, steep with loose rock.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  3. 3

    ?

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  4. 3

    The last half mile or so of the trail has been blocked off by a barb wire fence.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  5. 5

    I love the waterfalls. Very nice relaxing hike.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  6. 4

    Great hike in the Canyon

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.4
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  7. 4

    We took our snowshoes up through the Iron Creek Trail and kept following the snowmobile trails all the way to Tinton Road. We could have made it all the way to the lake from there but we were running short on time. The way up the canyon is beautiful! Once you get up to the top you can continue to follow the creek and see alot of old mining claims and some pretty open areas. Good hike!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 6.22
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  8. 3

    Beautiful lil stroll through the canyon! Plenty of ice, snow, and slush on trail 04-01-18.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  9. 4

    This trail would be very easy later in the spring and summer, but snowy conditions made it a little difficult. Very pretty!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  10. 4

    It was beautiful!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  11. 4

    pretty

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 2.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  12. 4

    nice and convenient trail off of the canyon road. lots of wildflowers and butterflies and beautiful scenery. easy trail.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  13. 5

    Love this trail! It was a very hot day though, so we didn’t make it as far as we usually do.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.77
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  14. 4

    It is always nice when you have a creek along side the trail.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  15. 5

    Reletively flat and easy hike!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  16. 3

    This review is for RedBeds at Devils Tower. Beautiful trail. We went counter clockwise and I think clockwise would have maybe been better?

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.07
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  17. 5

    It was a beautiful creek hike. Really enjoyed it.

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

  18. 4

    This is a fantastic trail if you’re looking to keep a brisk pace on a winter hike. The trail is well marked and well groomed. It’s also part of the 2019 Fat Tire Bike Trail system, so it’s especially nice when someone has pre-packed the snow. Once you reach the end of this trail, you can easily add on some loops from the Fat Tire trails. Beautiful scenery makes it that much better.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 4.0
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Iron Creek Trail Northern Hills

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