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jakefrisbeeCheck it off  Sucess!

jakefrisbee

Great hike and nice summit tower.
Posted Mar 15, 2006 3:32 am

Mountain JimStandard Route  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 30, 1988

Mountain Jim

Nice hike. I liked the stone tower on the summit.
Posted Mar 11, 2006 4:46 am

benhabsstalRoute Climbed: Sylvan 4 Date Climbed: July  Sucess!

benhabsstal

Used this mountain as a training regiment for speed ascents in Colorado. Hiked it twice in early July and ran it towards the end of July. Fastest time was 32 minutes even from bottom to top. A great trail run for anyone who is in shape. Beautiful views. God's beauty is seen there.
Posted Feb 4, 2006 10:47 am

D-boRoute Climbed: Little Devil's Tower Trailhead Date Climbed: August 2004  Sucess!

D-bo

Great view. Busy trail. Highly recommend going through Cathedral spires. Hiked Little Devil's Tower immediately following Harney. Steep at first but was rewarded by sighting a large mountain goat 30 yards away.
Posted Jan 7, 2006 5:26 pm

TajjiRoute Climbed: Trail #9 Date Climbed: December 27, 2005  Sucess!

Tajji

My 2nd annual Christmas break Harney hike! I got a late start around 3, so I made a push...up and down in 1hr 55min.
Posted Jan 3, 2006 10:17 pm

SawtoothSeanRoute Climbed: Trail Run Date Climbed: September 5, 2003

SawtoothSean

Did this the same day that I climbed the Devil's Tower- Reached the Summit Castle at sunset. Headlamped run back
Posted Dec 30, 2005 10:43 pm

jm485Route Climbed: Willow Creek Harney Trail #2 Date Climbed: 26 Dec 05  Sucess!
A beatuiful day for hiking!!! None one else on the trail, unless you count the mountain goats and deer.
Posted Dec 27, 2005 9:40 am

Vagabond ManifestoRoute Climbed: Sylvan Lake Date Climbed: July 8, 2001  Sucess!

Vagabond Manifesto

Good hike, beautiful forest. Great views out to the Badlands. But nothing beats cliff jumping at Sylvan Lake!
Posted Dec 14, 2005 3:48 am

jm485Route Climbed: Palmer Gulch Trail Date Climbed: 6/25/05  Sucess!
Although I have hikes Harney Peaks several times, this was my first time from Palmer Gulch. After reaching the summit, I took the south trail around and back to Palmer Gulch. About 9 miles round trip. A great time!!!!
Posted Nov 28, 2005 9:49 pm

outofstep80Route Climbed: regular route Date Climbed: June 3, 2005  Sucess!

outofstep80

Definitely a fun trek. Not to strenuous but you should carry a bit of water.
Posted Nov 7, 2005 3:11 pm

olddawgprobeRoute Climbed: Trail 4 up, and Trail 9 down. Date Climbed: October 1, 2005  Sucess!
The trip up Harney Peak was great. The views along Trail 4 were impressive, as was the view from the tower at the top. Many of the trees were near their peak Fall colors. The round trip took about three hours.
Posted Oct 23, 2005 8:20 pm

Seth MaciejowskiRoute Climbed: Regular Trail Date Climbed: August 2002  Sucess!

Seth Maciejowski

A very interesting and unique peak that is well worth a visit. The granite spire around here are simply amazing and the park is well maintained.
Posted Oct 14, 2005 5:21 pm

El_CapitanRoute Climbed: Sylvan Lake Date Climbed: October 2, 2005  Sucess!
Beautiful easy hike especially with the changing of the leaves. 2 easy hours up.
Posted Oct 12, 2005 2:39 pm

omahikerRoute Climbed: Sylvan Lake Date Climbed: July 2004  Sucess!

omahiker

I talked my 12 year old twins into climbing Harney Peak with me. We had a great time in beautiful surroundings.
Posted Sep 26, 2005 9:27 pm

Buz GroshongRoute Climbed: Circuit from Sylvan Lake Date Climbed: 5 September 2005  Sucess!

Buz Groshong

We went up #9 from the lake and then went down the north side and looped back by the Lost Cabin Trail. My buddy's book said it was only about 10-1/2 miles, but after doing it we decided it must be about 16 and the forest service web site seems to agree. The Black hills are very different from other mountains I have seen and are a beautifull place to hike.
Posted Sep 15, 2005 9:09 pm

woodstriderRoute Climbed: Sylvan Lake trail #9 Date Climbed: Sept. 5, 2005  Sucess!

woodstrider

Even though the Sylvan Lake approach is such a yak trail, I wanted to walk through those spires. They did not disappoint. It was alot more wooded over then I thought (from written accounts) and only the very top is above tree line. Views 360 degrees, but a trip to Mt. Coolidge's summit (a drive-up) is well worth it for the view of Crazy Horse, Harney Peak, The Needles, Mt. Rushmore, The Badlands, etc.

By the way, I camped out about a mile from Sylvan Lake, after I paid my 5 dollars fee (good for one week). I would definitely return to this interesting place.
Posted Sep 14, 2005 2:37 pm

eapikulaRoute Climbed: Went up #4, came back thru #9 Date Climbed: September 1st, 2005  Sucess!

eapikula

Just thought I'd note went up for a quick trip Thursday evening. Went up #4 from Sylvan(always prefer this route, I like the quick elevation gain just after the The Little Devil's Tower trail splits off. I Decided to take #9 down, hadn't done #9 in a while. Probably 2hrs 45min with 10 minutes of that enjoying the view. It's probably my 20th time up maybe more. Brinkley the Golden Retriever's accompanied me and Michelle - his 5th or 6th time to the top, he doesn't mind the metal grate stairs at the top anymore:) Thursday evening was beautiful, think last time was in April or May and it snowed all the way up.
Posted Sep 5, 2005 4:12 pm

Smithman123Route Climbed: Via Sylvan Lake Date Climbed: August 2005  Sucess!

Smithman123

Growing up in S.D., I've hiked up Harney Peak probably two dozen times at least at all times of the year. It's a beautiful hike through the pines. I've made it from Sylvan Lake to the top in 45 minutes, and many people jog to the top.
Posted Aug 29, 2005 9:08 pm

braddkRoute Climbed: Sylvan Lake, Trail #9 Date Climbed: August 19, 2005  Sucess!
My wife and I hiked this in 2 hours and 20 minutes. We were pressed for time. The weather was cloudy, so it was neat to watch the mists blow through from the tops. Very pretty hike. We just moved from Colorado and thought this hike was very similar to many hikes we did in Colorado.
Posted Aug 19, 2005 9:06 pm

starship_jenRoute Climbed: Trail #4 Date Climbed: June 3, 2005  Sucess!

starship_jen

Perfect early morning hike with pristine views from the top! The Black Hills are beautiful!
Posted Aug 4, 2005 11:32 pm

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