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Little Devils Tower is a sheer, tall granite rock formation reaching 7,002 ft. in elevation. A spur trail leads to the summit where you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views of Black Elk Peak and the Cathedral Spires.

Short Hike: Access from Trail #4 either from Sylvan Lake or a parking lot a mile east of Sylvan Lake along SD 87. A spur trail takes you to the summit.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Ricky Holzer

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A great view of Black Elk Peak and the Black Hills.
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4.4 mi 7.1 km Harney Peak #9 (North)
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0.4 mi 0.6 km Little Devils Tower Trail
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