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Harney Peak South Dakota Highpoint Trail

Custer, SD

Harney Peak South Dakota Highpoint Trail is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Custer, SD that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options 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

on Fossil Exhibit Trail
1 hour ago

walking
16 Completed4 Reviews

on Prairie Trail
3 hours ago

hiking
16 Completed4 Reviews

Quick and easy. It's a nice mix of prairie and wooded areas with a small creek. You do have to slide yourself through a fence at a couple points, which seemed odd.

on Lake Sylvan Trail
3 hours ago

walking
16 Completed4 Reviews

This actually can loop the whole lake. Pretty easy, but there is a bit of scrambling over rocks that will have to happen. Wear appropriate footwear! I saw a lot of people in flip-flops struggling along.

on Cathedral Spires Trail
1 day ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike, mostly uphill going out. Great pictures when you reach the middle of the spires. Connects to little devils tower. I would consider this a moderate hike difficulty.

on Harney Peak South Dakota ...
1 day ago

hiking
30 Completed14 Reviews

great trail well marked. The tower at the top gives you a great view ,a lot of steps for a good workout.

on Flume Trail
1 day ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Some beautiful views and fair amount of shade as long as you time it early enough in the day. Definitely need to explore it some more, went long enough to find the water for the puppy (water was beautiful!) and headed back. Biggest down fall is the lack of trail signs.

on Grace Coolidge Walk In Fi...
1 day ago

hiking
14 Completed14 Reviews

Nice easy hike - almost flat trail that follows a creek for several miles. When we did the trail, all the simple foot bridges were in place and we never had to walk in water. Several large ponds served as reflecting pools and provided opportunities for great photos of trees and cliffs. Several individuals were fishing along the way with various degrees of success.

on Cathedral Spires Trail
1 day ago

hiking
14 Completed14 Reviews

This is a beautiful trail in a beautiful state park, which also happens to be a bird-watcher's paradise. Trail is easy to follow. Parts are a bit steep but well-placed stones make a rough staircase that aids the climb. The scenery along the way and at the top is spectacular.

on Notch Trail
2 days ago

hiking
7 Completed7 Reviews

Really cool trail that features a climbing ladder. Stopped at some viewpoints that looked over the land below. 6/30/2016

on Presidential Trail, Mt Ru...
2 days ago

scenic driving
6 Completed6 Reviews

If for any other reason than to be up close, you need to take this trail. Very easy walk and like others have written, you just might see a mountain goat. I can think of no other place that I have ever seen one besides Yellowstone from afar. The enormity of the project is realized from this trail and there are some key places for pictures underneath.

on Boland Ridge Trail
4 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

A very prairie trail. We saw Bison, Antelope, and deer. Start early in the summer to beat the heat. Pretty views.

on Spring Creek Loop Trail
4 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Little Devils Tower Spur ...
5 days ago

15 Completed3 Reviews

Very nice views. Easy at the start but gets tough at top. The last 200 yards are steep climbing on solid rock.

on Harney Peak South Dakota ...
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great! Last mile to the top is challenging

on Harney Peak South Dakota ...
7 days ago

hiking
6 Completed4 Reviews

Great! 20K + steps!!!!

on Stockade Lake Trail
7 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

This was a beautiful, relatively easy trail. We did it with our three kids and they loved it too! Such amazing views! Glorious!

on Harney Peak South Dakota ...
8 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike up and down, my brother and I did the loop and although challenging at the end with all the steps it was worth it. Sat out on top of the boulders at Harney Peak and just took it in. Was amazing.

on Lake Sylvan Trail
8 days ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great for beginners, especially kids. Took my 8 & 4 yr old daughters around it with ease. They loved it.

on Falling Rock Trail
8 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

the trail itself is well maintained but ridiculously short. fantastic view of Rapid Creek from the cliff

on Cathedral Spires Trail
8 days ago

rock climbing
2 Completed2 Reviews

Fun hike with the kids. Short but lots of fun climbing. Absolutely breathtaking formations.