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This Hike In South Dakota Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience

Now is the perfect time to start planning that summer vacation and you’re definitely going to want to include this hike. Starting at Sylvan Lake, it goes all the way up Harney Peak.

Not only is Sylvan Lake one of South Dakota’s most beloved landmarks, but Harney Peak is the highest point in all of South Dakota. It is also the highest point east of the Rocky Mountains. The views from the summit are breathtaking. While the hike will only take you 4-5 hours, you can make a day trip or week vacation out of visiting this beautiful area.

There is no shortage of ways to enjoy the outdoors near Harney Peak. For a map of trails, click here.

Here are just a few of the sites you can see while embarking on this unique hike:

Have you ever hiked Harney Peak? What was your favorite part?

Katie
Only In Your State staff writer for South Dakota. Lover of to-do lists, cats, quiet spaces, and summer.