- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Hike to the Devil's Bathtub
Devil’s Bathtub is one of the most rewarding hikes in Spearfish Canyon. About a 10-15 minute drive from the stoplight in Spearfish that marks the beginning of the canyon, the entire hike can be done and over with within an hour or can be stretched out to last the entire afternoon, depending on your hiking experience.
What are the directions to Devil’s Bathtub? The bathtub is located in Spearfish Canyon so you eventually need to be on the Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway. Heading from Spearfish you will be going south. The turn off is between Bridal Veil Falls and Savoy. More specifically, between Bridal Veil Falls and the curve you can park at to hike Eleventh Hour.
Throughout the hike you will have to cross the stream several times, most likely. Often times trees and rocks provide makeshift bridges that you can attempt to cross on. The trail exists on both sides of the stream but sometimes is an easier hike on the opposite side. This changes every year as the scenery changes, due to weather, animals, time, etc.
The total length of the hike is just over 1 mile round trip. Bring food and water along if you plan to stay out for more than a couple of hours.