Here is the bridge I mentioned in several of my Spearfish Falls articles. The bridge doesn’t actually go over Spearfish Falls. But it does provide a direct view of them. This is the easiest and fastest way to get a glimpse of Spearfish Falls. From the viewpoint in the picture you can see a set of stairs. These stairs are were you would come down if you were accessing this bridge from the parking lot across the street from Spearfish Canyon Lodge. If you’re coming from the Spearfish Falls observation area at the bottom of the falls you would first have to walk up a very steep rough incline portion of the Spearfish Canyon Floor Nature Hiking Trail. At the top of this part of the trail you would come across the bridge above. When you walk out to the middle part of the bridge and look right you will see Spearfish Falls. If you were to go left from where this picture was taken. You would come to a locked gate that leads to a cabin.
Spearfish Canyon is a deep but narrow gorge carved by Spearfish Creek just south of Spearfish, South Dakota, United States.
Spearfish Falls was actually one of the most popular tourist stops in the northern Black Hills around the beginning of the 19th century when a Burlington Railroad line took passengers directly over it, parts of which can still be found on the trail today.