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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint

Custer, SD

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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Custer, SD that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Hell Canyon Trail
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I worked clockwise and hiked the rim first. It was an amazing view after a decent snowfall. I wish I would've gone through the canyon first and saved the rim for last. Also just be mindful of the mountain lions. I saw some pretty big tracks in the fresh snow.

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Lake Sylvan Trail
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6 Completed 0 Reviews

Great short hike! Beautiful lake and awesome rock outcroppings everywhere! Easy hike for kids as well.

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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint
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Great views at the top. I didn't see any people on the way up (I went by the Cathedral Spires) on the way down though there was almost 50 people. Pretty crowded. And it was a Friday in winter. I'm sure it's packed come summer time.

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Bear Gulch Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

It's a great trail to really get your heart rate up and have a good work out! If you go off the trail and head down the hillside you eventually get to a river.

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Notch Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

A must see. Escape the people, venture off into this trail, the ladder is awesome and much easier than people seem to think. The natural formation is truly incredible, and the scenic vista at the end blows you away even more.

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Crow Peak Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

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Lovers' Leap Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

This is one of my favorite hikes. A little tough in the beginning but the rest is a breeze. The overlook on top of the rocks is incredible. Make sure you wear pants if you do the loop, there can be lots of poison ivy by the creek.

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buzzard trail loop
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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint
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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

My daughter and I completed this hike in October, 2013. There was snow on portions of the trail. It is a great view once you get to the tower at the top. The lake is beautiful at the trailhead