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Harney Peak - South Dakota Highpoint

Custer, SD

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Sylvan Lake Harney Trail is a 7 mile out and back trail located near Custer, South Dakota that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Recent Reviews

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Deerfield Lake Loop Trail
by Robin Martin

20 Completed 15 Reviews

Just a great hike! Did not expect much at first but the longer we went the better it got. Lots of vegetation changes and views of this beautiful lake. Went past some great primitive camping site one guy out fishing in an inflatable. Lake is stocked with trout limit one. Somehow this turned into about a 14 miler and as mentioned the trail
Markings while generally good get sketchy in places. We lost the trail once and had to follow a fence line to
Regain. Not much elevations but overall fun!

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St Elmo Peak
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18 Completed 1 Reviews

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Deerfield Lake Loop Trail
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12 Completed 1 Reviews

Great for hiking, not for mountain biking due to terrain and inclines and numerous gate crossings. Very pretty view. Occasionally not well marked. Plan on a full day

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Willow Creek Trail
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10 Completed 4 Reviews

Nice trail thru the forest and up on a ridge where you can get a view of Harney Peak. Surprise waterfall about 1/2 mile on the trail if you head to the right at the trailhead. Horsies. On the trail also so watch out for poops. Heavily logged because of darn pine beetles but clearings allow better views of the surroundings.

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Willow Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Just did this trail stayed one day it was a great hike out it gets colder than anywhere else I've been camping if you go out about 3 miles there's another waterfall with a nice pond this was a trail ill be doing very soon!

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St Elmo Peak
by sean fahey

7 Completed 1 Reviews

Nice short hike. Very steep. Good trail. Low traffic.

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Willow Creek Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

The trail has been changed from when i completed it 3 years ago, kind of disappointing the trail has also been heavily logged so the trail now follows the logging road for a bit.

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