The Botanical Gardens in Spearfish Canyon are made up of the areas within Savoy that are comprised of trees, brush, flowers, grasses, etc. There have been 4 1/2 acres designated as a “garden” area. The hopes of the Botanical Gardens is to encourage the thousands of yearly visitors of Spearfish Canyon and the local area to always think of the natural environments that still exist today and respect them.
Why do so many visit the Botanical Gardens in Spearfish Canyon every year?
When walking path of the Little Spearfish Falls Trail you are actually walking on part of the Spearfish Canyon Botanical Gardens. This area contains signs and information about the various species in the Black Hills. The benches along this trail, as well as the trail of Roughlock Falls, are perfect for taking a break to enjoy the beautiful aspects of nature that can easily be forgotten. There is also an information booth in the grassy area outside the parking lot of the Latchstring Restaurant that can be very helpful when visiting many of the trails in Spearfish Canyon. The whole area is incredibly beautiful!
The trails designated to make up the Botanical Garden within Spearfish Canyon are the Little Spearfish Falls Trail and Roughlock Falls Trail. Much of the same vegetation and wildlife on these trails can be found throughout all of the trails in Spearfish Canyon. These other trails include Community Caves, Devil’s Bathtub, Old Baldy Trail, Rim Rock Trail, Little Spearfish Trail, Iron Creek Trail, and Annie Creek Trail. The Little Spearfish Falls Trail and Roughlock Falls Trail are both very easy hikes. Both of these trails will take you to two of the canyon’s amazing waterfalls. The photo opportunities are endless!
Many people visit the area every year as tourists. Many locals visit the area for hiking, photo shoots, wildlife spotting, nature discovery, weddings, or just a breath of fresh air. If you want a simple day hike with a true experience of the Black Hills, visit the Botanical Gardens in Spearfish Canyon today.