Little Spearfish Trail Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A three- to five-hour loop hike that rambles through ponderosa pine forest and ends near a great walk-in fishing area. Beginning at Little Spearfish trailhead adjacent to Timon Campground, the trail proceeds east in the woods, paralleling FR 222 for about 0.8 mile. Cross the road twice, and at the second crossing pick up the trail again about 10 yards to the right.
Soon the trail heads south, still in the woods, into a moderately steep ascent that soon becomes a gentle climb until you reach the highest elevation of 6,280 feet. The ponderosa pines here are quite tall and not crowded. The trail is well worn through this lush setting, which is perfect elk and deer habitat. About 3 miles from the start, the trail levels and swings sharply west/northwest."