Harney Peak

Harney Peak is the highest peak in South Dakota. It is also the highest summit in the United States east of the Rocky Mountains. Harney Peak is located within the Black Elk Wilderness area within Black Hills National Forest. The summit can be reached by following the trails either from Sylvan Lake, Camp Remington, Highway 244, Palmer Creek Rd., Mount Rushmore, or Horse Thief Lake. An abandoned fire lookout tower is situated on the summit.

Harney Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by catamount

55 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Sep 27, 2014. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Sylvan Lake , Trail #9 from Willow Creek TH and Little Devils Tower trail.

Others who’ve summited Harney Peak

  • susanjoypaul
  • xpda
  • MattAbbotts
  • StoneMan
  • bvanessen
  • sandman4813
  • vetmike
  • Buffalo
  • NewEnglandOutside
  • EKassan
  • brian
  • keithpuro
  • michael.mcshan.5
  • saussie
  • JimmyUtah
  • leigh-annewebster

Routes Used trails & approaches

62% Sylvan Lake

12% Trail #9 from Willow Creek TH

8% Little Devils Tower trail

8% Sylvan Lake

7% can't remember

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Elevation

7,244 ft / 2,208 m

Prominence

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Height Rank Range

Black Hills

Location

South Dakota, United States

Summited by

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  • catamount
  • zasmith92
  • susanjoypaul
  • xpda
  • MattAbbotts
  • StoneMan
  • bvanessen
  • SDHiker
  • sandman4813
  • SmokyMountainHiker
  • vetmike
  • fly_strait

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