Short hike up the trail. It was windy and cold. We just completed the Monster in North Dakota the day before.
Went up Trail 4, and down Trail 9. It took about 75 minutes up, and 65 minutes down. As always, the views were great. This was much better than the Memorial Day weekend two years ago, when everyone was treated to an hour of heavy hail and lightning.
I hiked Harney peak about 15 years ago on a family vacation. Whoo!
Hiked on Memorial Day, and I do not recommend this! Obviously hard to find camping and LOTS of people on the trail that day. But it was still beautiful, and this site gave me the information I needed at the time, THANKS.
We'd gone to the area to climb Devils Tower, but I wasn't able to climb it that trip. Instead we hiked to Harney Peak.
I took my parents, my older brother Barton, and my four youngest siblings (Amy, Guy, Mariam, and Laura) on this hike when we were on a family vacation to the Black Hills area. I was able to truly "summit" by climbing onto the very top of the roof of the summit hut.
This was a family vacation many years ago and my first mountain summit. My parents, sister, and I all made it up on a nice summer afternoon.
Great hike and nice summit tower.
Nice hike. I liked the stone tower on the summit.
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.
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.
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.
Did this the same day that I climbed the Devil's Tower- Reached the Summit Castle at sunset. Headlamped run back
A beatuiful day for hiking!!! None one else on the trail, unless you count the mountain goats and deer.
Good hike, beautiful forest. Great views out to the Badlands. But nothing beats cliff jumping at Sylvan Lake!
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!!!!
Definitely a fun trek. Not to strenuous but you should carry a bit of water.
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.
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.
Beautiful easy hike especially with the changing of the leaves. 2 easy hours up.