Simple and satisfying. Annie creek is located about three quarters of the way into Spearfish Canyon. This hike is easily a perfect hike for all ages. You will find the beginning of the trail to Annie Creek at the road sign named Annie Creek. After walking about a mile into this road the trees part on the left hand side. All along the walk the green is amazing. At the bottom of the climb you will find a waterfall, not deep enough to swim under but perfect for cooling off. Your feet are going to get wet and if you bring only flip flops, you might have some problems.
This is one of the few hikes in the Black Hills that has a waterfall. The depth of the creek is not great, maybe six inches at most. It is possible to walk along the stream in either direction, though you won’t find any more falls that I’m aware of. You can also continue on Annie Creek Road though I have never ventured this way and am not sure what lies further on the road.
When hiking to Annie Creek you must climb over a ledge of rock. This rock has many areas that are covered in a vibrant green moss. There are also several cave-like indentations in the rocks, though not large enough to be considered caves.
Are you planning a hike to Annie Creek?
Annie Creek is a beautiful area in the Black Hills that not very many people know about. If you make a visit to this area please keep this in mind. Trek in what you trek out and respect the natural area around it. It’s lucky enough to be a hike that is still a very natural Black Hills area.