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blue Harney Peak #9 (South)

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3.3 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 204' 62 m
Descent: -1,189' -362 m
High: 7,155' 2,181 m
Low: 6,170' 1,881 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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Trail shared by Holton Huntington

A beautiful hike to an abandoned fire tower atop the highest summit in South Dakota.

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From the parking lot next to Sylvan Lake aptly named the Sylvan Lake Day Use Area, look for Trail #9. It is the most traveled trail in the area, so it should be easy to spot. It is marked (blazed) with blue diamonds and leads away from the water.

Once on the trail, follow it to the summit, where you'll come upon the granite top of Harney Peak. Follow the trail up the stairs and metal walkways until you come to the fire tower. The view is stunning and the tower, built in the 1930s, adds an element of grandeur.

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Jul 14, 2019
Greg Redmond
6mi
Mar 11, 2019
Brady Schaner
Beautiful snowy hike up to the fire tower and back 7mi — 10h 00m
Aug 25, 2018
John Eylander
Started at Sylvan Lake 6.6mi
Aug 24, 2018
Cinde Morris
3.3mi — 3h 55m
Aug 1, 2018
Jessica Hubbard
AMAZING
Jul 3, 2018
Andrew Avila
May 21, 2018
Mike Skinner
3.3mi
May 19, 2018
Beth Kennedy

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  4.6 from 16 votes

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#189

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