Black Elk Peak / Harney Peak Climber's Log

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theREALCarpeDM - Dec 20, 2011 8:43 pm Date Climbed: Dec 17, 2011

Sylvan Lake  Sucess!

On the annual drive to Indy, I visited Harney Peak. Tried to go from Willow Creek Horse Camp, but the trail was closed for pine beetle mitigation. So I hopped around to the other side. it was probably the 2nd nicest state highpoint I've done so far (besides Mt Elbert I've really only done Plains states). The charge is now $15 - not $5. It was packed snow pretty much the whole way - easy enough with any hiking boots.


peaker559 - Oct 29, 2011 2:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2011

Harney Peak  Sucess!

The views from the summit are amazing! Standing out on the rocks summit, above the trees is such an open feeling!


Socorro - Oct 23, 2011 10:20 am Date Climbed: Jun 3, 2004

Fun trip with friends  Sucess!

Did this a while ago during geology field camp with several other geology friends. Beautiful day!


DiverDave - Oct 3, 2011 12:00 am Date Climbed: Aug 18, 2010

Harney Peak  Sucess!

7 miles round trip from trailhead at Sylvan Lake (6170 feet) to summit (7200 feet) and return.


vbeckman74 - Aug 21, 2011 6:32 pm Date Climbed: Oct 31, 2004

Little Castle  Sucess!

SD is beautiful. We saw Mt. goats, deer, turkeys, green forests and giant statues of dead presidents.


milanite - Aug 17, 2011 8:46 pm Date Climbed: Jul 19, 2010

A Summer Afternoon Hike  Sucess!

I hiked to the summit of Harney Peak on the afternoon of 19 July 2010, starting at the Sylvan Lake trailhead. It was a beautiful day with pleasant temperatures at altitude. It was also the peak of the tourist season, with lots of vacationers enjoying the trail along with me. The climb gets fairly strenuous toward the summit, but the view is worth it. This was my 27th state highpoint.


Mlasky - Aug 13, 2011 3:32 pm Date Climbed: May 29, 2006

Enjoyable Summit  Sucess!

Made for a nice outing and a doable summit for most folks.


xpda - Aug 10, 2011 3:36 pm Date Climbed: Jul 25, 1996

Harney  Sucess!

With Boy Scout troop 83.


markowens - Aug 7, 2011 9:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2009

Harney Peak  Sucess!

This was my first SHP. My family and I were on vacation in the area and I thought that it would be a fun hike... little did I know that there was a whole community of people out there specifically chasing down SHPs.


yadahzoemtn - Jun 1, 2011 9:22 pm Date Climbed: Aug 31, 2008

Castle at the Top  Sucess!

Fun to see the castle on top. But even more fun to see the mountain goat grazing there. Hiked it on the journey from Utah to New York.


dwhike - May 11, 2011 6:17 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2011

Black Elk Overnight  Sucess!

A nice day hike from our camp along the Lost Cabin Trail.

Iron Hiker

Iron Hiker - Mar 29, 2011 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 3, 1996

Black Elk Trail  Sucess!

Walked up while on our usual stopover in the Black Hills on the way to Yellowstone....


tmfaust21 - Feb 22, 2011 3:10 pm Date Climbed: Feb 18, 2011

Nice break  Sucess!

Nice break after driving for 2 days in a row from TN. Nobody on the trail either


rockrat2 - Feb 21, 2011 9:54 pm Date Climbed: Feb 19, 2011

great views  Sucess!

Hiked with my girlfriend, very easy hike and incredible view from the summit. Worth the time to do. 2-3 hours round trip depending on how much time you goof off.


vetmike - Feb 4, 2011 12:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 16, 2000

Great hike with an excellent view!  Sucess!

Did this hike with my family in high school. What a fun adventure!

setrent - Sep 28, 2010 9:18 pm Date Climbed: Sep 26, 2010

Willow Creek  Sucess!

A neat lookout!


Winex - Sep 23, 2010 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2007

Hillbilly Heaven

Family of hillbillies on the summit. Lots of screaming and silly behavior. My son and I kind of enjoyed it.


ericnoel - Sep 6, 2010 4:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 29, 2010

Harney  Sucess!

I came in on I think it was the #4 trail which seemed like the shortest. Lots of interesting rock formations to be seen from along the trail and good views from the top. Extremely crowded but I guess that is to be expected.


PhenomenalWoman - Aug 23, 2010 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2010

Desolation, Rock Spires and Sunsets  Sucess!

The pine beetle has lain waste to the Black Hills. Many dead trees :(

Refreshing hike from Sylvan lake on trails 4 and 9. Clear skies on the summit and a beautiful sunset!


jdzaharia - Aug 12, 2010 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2010

Loop From Willow Creek  Sucess!

First State HP. Busy Summit. Great views.

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