Little Spearfish Trail

Distance: 7.2m round trip | Climb: 849ft | Surface: dirt

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Experience

The sign at the trail head is a bit confusing, but if you are standing at the sign, you can go either right or left and you are on the Little Spearfish Trail loop. If you go counter clockwise you will start out with an easy hike along the creek. This is the only water for most of the trail so if you have a dog with you, take that into consideration when determining which way to start.  Portions of the trail were being redone when we hiked in September 2016, which added an additional 1.2 miles to the length found on the forest service website.  There may still be some discrepancy in the length at publication, so don’t be alarmed if the trail ends up being a little longer than 7.2 miles!

Directions

  • From Spearfish, take 14A (Spearfish Canyon Rd) to Savoy.
  • Turn right on FSR 222 (road to Roughlock).
  • Trailhead will be on your left approximately 4.7 miles from turn.

Reminder: To use this map on your route, make sure to download this gpx file into your favorite mapping app. in case you lose cellular connection.

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6 Comments

  1. 2

    The beginning of the trail and end near the water was pretty great scenery. The several miles in between was a little rough for my family.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 6
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Little Spearfish Trail

  2. 2

    Nice start, then long stretch of no trees. Definitely recommend counter clockwise loop.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 6.5
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Little Spearfish Trail

  3. 5

    Took three grandkids , my daughter and nephew . Their first time hiking . Grandkids were exciting to hiking with me and learning the sign language like tree , rocks , creek etc . They did good job to walk and return . For their age less 3 miles . After that all of them went ko . Wow . I will go back again to finish all trails ?

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    Trail completion status: Not completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 3.0
    Gender: Female
    Trail: Little Spearfish Trail

  4. 4

    Nice short family hike on a graveled path

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 1.5
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Little Spearfish Trail

  5. 4

    Great views and fun for the kids!

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Hiking
    Miles completed: 0.75
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Little Spearfish Trail

  6. 2

    Unfortunately can’t give more stars as the middle third of the trail is a lot of deadfall pines that you have to climb over so not that good for biking or running. Section by the campground with some beaver flooding. Nice scenery but better trails in the region.

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    Trail completion status: Completed
    How: Trail Running
    Miles completed: 8.1
    Gender: Male
    Trail: Little Spearfish Trail

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