Iron Creek Trail

Outdoor Adventure Nature & Recreation

Iron Creek Trail is one of the most unique and simple trails in Spearfish Canyon. The trail is unmarked, however, just a few miles past Bridal Veil Falls you will see a large pullout parking area just before the Iron Creek bridge. The trail begins as you pass between two large rocks at the western edge of the parking area.

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Length: 4 Miles
Directions: From Spearfish, take 14A about 11 miles. A large parking lot before the Iron Creek bridge will be on the right.

The trail sits in an area that once was home to a railroad system in the Black Hills. Many aspects from the past can be seen when on this hike. Looking up you can view some pretty spectacular cliffs and looking throughout the creek you will see many boulders that have fallen from up above. The famous Iron Creek Arch lies along this trail and can only be seen when hiking east on your return trip to your vehicle.  The wildlife and natural growth in the area is abundant, especially during the Spring. Moss is often seen on the rocks in the creek, adding more color to the already naturally beautiful area.

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