BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak North | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak North

Trail Difficulty: 
Difficult

Trail Length: 
4.4 miles

Trail Elevation Range: 
5,100 to 7,200 feet

After traveling a mile through meadows and forest, users will begin to see Elkhorn Mountain, with dramatic peaks and rock outcrops.

Climbing steeply, the trail emerges onto a ridge where users can see the back of Mt. Rushmore. Two-thirds of the way to the top is a popular overlook and hitching rail.

Riders take note - there is only one minor creek crossing where stock can find water.

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