Looking for directions to Beaver Ridge Spur Trail?  Take Higgins Gulch Road from Spearfish and travel southwest for approximately 5 miles.  On the right hand side of the road you will eventually see a dirt parking area.  This is the parking area for the Crow Peak Trail and Beaver Ridge is a spur trail a short distance into the Crow Peak hike.
Beaver Ridge Trail Head
Beaver Ridge Trail Head
 
The Beaver Ridge Spur is only 0.5 miles one direction.  The end of the spur comes to a very abrupt stop and it is easy to think you should continue on.  The only way to tell that the spur ends, short of knowing the exact distance you have traveled, is an old weathered sign on a tree in which you can barely make out an end of trail notice.  
 

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Once you branch onto the Beaver Ridge Spur, the trail is a fairly moderate hike.  There are a few ups and downs, but the average hiker will have no problems.  The initial 1.5 miles of the hike, which is the hike you must make on the Crow Peak Trail in order to get to the Beaver Ridge trailhead, contains a bit of an elevation gain.  This entire hike can be classified as a moderate hike.
Crow Peak Gate
 
The trail is a dirt and rock trail.  This trail is perfect for mountain biking, hiking, snow shoeing, and horses, though horses are rarely seen on the trail.  In the Spring, you can expect to see numerous types of growth including, wildflowers (pasque), mosses, trees, poison ivy, and all things similar.  The outdoor enthusiast won’t ever be disappointed.
Pasque Flower 2013

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