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Harney Peak

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At over 7,200 feet, this is the Black Hills tallest mountain.

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Well worth the hike!

This was a long hike for some flat lander Minnesotans, but well worth it! Kids ages 14, 11 and 9 were troopers and did the hole thing! Round trip was about 7.5 - 8 miles. Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Maple Grove, Minnesota

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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a long hike for some flat lander Minnesotans, but well worth it! Kids ages 14, 11 and 9 were troopers and did the hole thing! Round trip was about 7.5 - 8 miles. Great Side hike or could be it's own hike to split off and go to the Mini Devils tower. Bring lots of water, weather changes... More 

Thank clarkaaron
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Sunrise in the Black Hills, we left the Sylvan Lake parking lot @ 6am and reached the Harney Peak look out by 8am. It was a beautiful morning and the views were amazing. My 7 year old granddaughter had no trouble, she loved the hike.

Thank Dtchcrlws
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband, dog, and I made the trip up and back in about three-and-a-half hours. I definitely recommend getting your start earlier in the day as the heat and the increased number of people makes it a little less enjoyable in the afternoon.

Thank Courtney B
Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We hiked this peak on Trail #4 - the most popular one and knew it might be busy. Weather forecast for 95 degrees too. We got up early and it was well worth it. We got parking in the shade and a nice quiet hike to the top, arriving at the peak around 10am where there were already many other... More 

Thank ProctorParquette
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We (two 40 somethings, 2 kids ages 9 and 13, and dog) hiked trail 9 to Harney Peak in late June. This was on my "must do" list while in the Black Hills and I would do it again in a heartbeat. Absolutely LOVED it! The views are phenomenal, but the hike is long and hot if you're out there... More 

Thank MelissaandJeff67
Janesville, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We did the hike on July 20. It was a hot day so we left the Sylvan Lake day use parking lot around 6 AM to beat the heat. We took trail #4 up and #9 on the return. #4 is a little longer, but more scenic. The short spur trail off #4 to little devil's tower is nice, and... More 

Thank DocRocky
Highland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This was a long hike but not overly rigorous. Yes, there were areas where it was a bit steep but if a 58 year old woman (me) and her 60 year old husband can do it, anyone can! It was very gratifying to get through this and so worth it when you reach the top. I would strongly recommend that... More 

Thank garypam104
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A GREAT HIKE for families. This is a 7 mile hike so if you are not used to hiking I would not plan on going all the way to the top! If you are not used to high altitudes I would be prepared to be short of breath. Take lots of water and some snacks and carve out 3 to... More 

Thank Nikki J
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this hike on Trail 9 leaving from Sylvan Lake. It was challenging on the way up, yes, but not too much. The challenge comes from walking uphill, but the trail is easy to follow and quite wide most of the way. We took only a few breaks and were done in 3 hours. The views along the way... More 

Thank Jodi307
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was 3.6 mile but it is challenging and be aware that round trip is about 4 hours. Loop 9 takes you more straight up through the middle, if you will, but loop 4 is more scenic. It's not difficult until you get closer to the summit. When you get there, it is breathtaking! It had looked like rain but... More 

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