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Harney Peak #9 (South)

 9 votes

3.3 Miles 5.4 Kilometers

 

83% 

Runnable

Singletrack

204' 62 m

Ascent

-1,189' -362 m

Descent

7,155' 2,181 m

High

6,170' 1,881 m

Low

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Unknown

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A beautiful run to an abandoned fire tower atop the highest summit in South Dakota.

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Heavy use makes this trail relatively clear and perfect for running.

Description

From the parking lot next to Sylvan Lake aptly named the Sylvan Lake Day Use Area, look for Trail #9. It is the most traveled trail in the area, so it should be easy to spot. It is marked (blazed) with blue diamonds and leads away from the water.

Once on the trail, follow it to the summit, where you'll come upon the granite top of Harney Peak. Follow the trail up the stairs and metal walkways until you come to the fire tower. The view is stunning and the tower, built in the 1930s, adds an element of grandeur.

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Aug 13, 2015
sam wertheimer
Ran up trail #9 to Harney Peak. Returned via trail #4 towards Little Devils Tower and Cathedral Spires to Sylvan Lake. About same difficulty as up ...

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