On day three, after spending the morning at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, my husband and I headed to Spearfish Canyon to see some waterfalls. We saw three waterfalls in one day, but I will only cover two in this post and I will share the third waterfall next week.
Bridal Veil Falls
Bridal Veil Falls is the easiest to find as you can see it from a viewing deck right off the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway (US Hwy 14A). There is no hiking involved unless you are more adventurous like my husband and I are, and climb off the viewing deck to a closer look of the falls.
This waterfall is 60 feet tall. The fall's namesake can be seen in the shape of the water as it falls over the edge and thinly veils the limestone like Victorian lace.
Below the viewing deck is a lovely babbling brook that brave souls like my husband can cross to get closer to the bottom of the falls. I was content with just staying near the water's edge and admiring all the beauty around me.
The second falls we visited in Spearfish was my favorite!
Little Spearfish Falls
Little Spearfish Falls is a GORGEOUS trail and the falls are so pretty too. You can see the top of the falls right from the trail parking lot, but barely. You really must take the short little hike down 100 feet to see this beautiful water fall. And the hike is so lovely, that is worth seeing too!
You pick up the nature trail just behind Latchstring Inn. The trail is a 3/4 mile loop that crosses over Spearfish Creek where I got the stunning views pictured below.
With the exception of the rocky decent, once you cross the bridge over the stream the trail is paved. And, did I tell you how GORGEOUS this trail is? Oh my gosh, just look at these amazing trees. I felt I was in a fairy land it was so pretty.
Next week: Roughlock Falls Trail and Falls!
Have a Great Day! Amy
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