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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Beautiful pictures! I loved hiking to the falls whe we visited South Dakota. The views are amazing! I can imagine it was extra gorgeous with fall colors all around!ReplyDelete
Thank you! That's awesome you visited the falls too! Lots of people don't hit them when visiting SD.Delete
The falls look beautiful. Paul and I used to do a lot of hiking before we had kids. We've gone some with the kids through the years, but I'm thinking it'd be nice to get out on our own sometime like you guys.ReplyDelete
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Hiking is something my husband and I really got into when the kids were empty nesters. We've always enjoyed hiking before kids, but it seems when you have kids, there are way too many other activities you are running off to that there is no time for hiking for fun.Delete
That does look like a beautiful hike! Pinned.ReplyDelete
It really was, and wait till you see next week's hiking photos!Delete
What a stunning place. Thank you for sharing with us at #MLSTL.ReplyDelete
Wow those falls look just amazing! We have a few random falls up here in the pacnw and I love going to see them!ReplyDelete
Thanks Ruth! A waterfall at the end of hike always makes it more worth it to me.Delete
What an amazing place Amy - and your outfit is very figure flattering (dark colours are so slimming aren't they?)ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking up with us at MLSTL and I've shared on my SM :)
Thank you! This hiking outfit was a hit on Instagram too. I use to just wear jeans and sweatshirts hiking, and then I saw other women wearing activewear while hiking and thought "That makes a lot more sense, hiking is exercise!". So now I have a week's worth of active wear for when I go on vacation and need a fresh outfit every day. ha ha!Delete
This so much reminds me of some of the waterfalls we have here in Vancouver, BC. What a wonderful trip and you must have enjoyed. We also have a Bridal Veil Falls - Vancouver Trails, so this absolutely resonate with me.ReplyDelete
Oh, I would love to visit Vancouver. I've seen pictures and it takes my breath away. Someday!Delete
What gorgeous views! You are making me want to go out and travel, I'm feeling a bit cabin-feverish here! That looks like fun!ReplyDelete
Thank you! I think everyone feels cabin-feverish this time of year. Especially when it's bitter cold.Delete
Oh what beautiful waterfalls! That last one is my favourite too, you got some incredible photos! :)ReplyDelete
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Hope that your week is going well :) Still so hot and humid here with the heatwave!
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Thanks Mica! Hubby is the photographer! I heard you guys are having a horrible heat wave in Australia right now. I wish I could send you some of our bitter cold to cool you off.Delete
How beautiful! My husband LOVES waterfalls... he would love this place.ReplyDelete
Thanks Carrie! Well, you need to plan a road trip!Delete
What a beautiful trip! Those falls are incredible. Love your photos dear!ReplyDelete
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