Elevation

7,242 ft / 2,207 m

#1 in South Dakota

#14,497 in United States

Prominence

2,922 ft / 891 m

#1 in South Dakota

#370 in United States

Summits

136 summits

#1 in South Dakota

#113 in United States

Top climbing months

August   21%

July   21%

June   11%

Most climbed route

Sylvan Lake

Highlights

  • 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 Road, Mount Rushmore, or Horse Thief Lake.
  • An abandoned fire lookout tower is on the summit.

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