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This was our first time hiking the trail and we had a lot of fun. we are not hikers, or even in good shape so we did find the trail pretty hard to complete. The last 15-20minutes to the top are the hardest. The view...More
Start way past Sylvan Lake. Drive up Needles Highway. Park at the trail marked “Cathedral Spires”. When you start from this trailhead it only takes 2:30 to get to the summit.
When you seem to lose the trail, crawl up the slide of large rocks....More
A must do. The Sylvan Lake area is a gem within the Black Hills with many hiking trails. Harney Peak is the crown jewel being the highest peak east of the Mississippi and west of the Pyrenees. Pack a lunch and enjoy the view. It...More
Black Elk Peak, formerly Harney Peak, is the highest natural point in South Dakota. Located 3.7 miles west/southwest of Mount Rushmore in the Black Elk Wilderness area in the Black Hills National Forest, the peak is 7,244 feet tall, the highest summit in the United...More
Black Elk / Harney Peak hike is certainly the hike to do when in the Black Hills. It is a good 4 hr / 7 mile hike, so bring food and water and wear hiking boots. It really is fairly easy most of the way,...More
The Black Elk/Harney Peak hike was one of the highlights of our South Dakota road trip. The entire hike is scenic, but the views at the top are unreal. This is the highest peak east of the Rockies, in fact nothing is higher until you...More
This was one of my favorite things we did in the black hills, it is so worth the hike up to it we took the advice and went up trail 4 and came down trail 9 and was good advice, trail 4 follows little devils...More
We hike up Harney peak with our family of 4. Our children are 4 and 7. We started our hike around 1:30 and got back down around 6:30pm. On the way up we took many breaks to enjoy the views, eat snacks and drink water....More