Spring Creek Loop Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A flat loop trail through woods on a ridge above Spring Creek, which can be included as an addition to the Flume Trail or simply hiked on its own. The Flume Trail is filled with the history of gold mining in the area and is, in addition, a wonderful nature walk. One of two National Recreation Trails in Black Hills National Forest, the path follows much of an old flume bed.
Old parts of the wooden flume can still be seen along this route, as can other historic artifacts. Many photo opportunities exist on this trail, including canyons, forests, tunnels, and prairie fields alive with wildflowers in summer. Hikers can’t help but imagine the gold miners who built the flume with picks, hammers, and shovels. Visitors can hike this trail in one day or make it a comfortable two-day hike."