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Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Description: At over 7,200 feet, this is the Black Hills tallest mountain.

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Harney Peak/ Little Devil's Tower Loop

If you're looking for a challenge- this is a good one! FIRST: BRING SUNBLOCK AND PLENTY OF WATER! We hiked #9 (the popular trail- starting at Sylvan Lake) up to Harney Peak. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Becker, United States
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Becker, United States
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

If you're looking for a challenge- this is a good one! FIRST: BRING SUNBLOCK AND PLENTY OF WATER! We hiked #9 (the popular trail- starting at Sylvan Lake) up to Harney Peak. It's a beautiful hike but as so many stated already- very crowded. And hot. A few sections shaded but worth it to go earlier in the morning- you... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The hike to Harney Peak is very rewarding with 360 degree views of South Dakota's Black Hills. However, this hike requires a time commitment of approximately 3 hrs (tack on an hour or two of if you are not an avid outdoor enthusiast) and be sure to wear proper footwear with plenty of water. The area around Harney Peak, Custer... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My 15 old son and I hiked Harney peak, and we both are still very much at awe how beautiful the views were. Make sure you have camera charged as you are going to snap lots of pics. We took trail 9 to the peak, and trail 4 from the peak. We started and finished the hike from Custer Park.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The trail is very pretty, although it does take about 5-6 hours to go up and down the trail. Make sure to stay on the trail!

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SW MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Clear path to the top. It's 3 miles one way, 6 miles round trip. It took us 2 hours to get to the top, and I am not a physically fit person. Bring plenty to drink. The beginning starts off as more of a path and the top is a lot more rock stairs. The views are lovely along the... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We really enjoyed this hike, the path is pretty easy and well-signposted. The roundtrip from and back to the upper parking area at Sylvan Lake took us about 3 hours (including a 30 minutes break on top) although the official guides indicate a duration of 4-5 hours (this only seems realistic if you go with kids or if you are... More 

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Cleveland, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My wife and I decided to do something different during our Sturgis bike week visit. The hike up was challenging but very beautiful and worth every minute we spent!

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Edgerton, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It is long and hard. My 6, 8, and 12 year old made it. They did a better job than I did. Bring lots of water and snacks. It took my family 5 hours.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Fantastic hike - it was long - kids aged 9 and 7, it was definitely tiring, but big kids said they would do it again (speaks volumes no?) Amazing views - 360 degrees at 7200 feet!? What's not to love about that!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This hike was one of our favorite activities in Custer! As others have noted, the hike from trail #9 is described as "moderate" and should take 4-5 hours. My group (aged 22-50) found the first two miles to be relatively easy, but the last mile to the top was definitely challenging, and would have been difficult for young or inexperienced... More 

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