Black Elk Peak – Harney Peak (State High Point), Pennington County SD
Approx Elevation: 7,242 ft (2,207 m)
Topo Map Name: Custer
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Black Elk Peak is the new name of the highest mountain in the Black Hills and in South Dakota. Until August 11, 2016 this mountain was known as Harney Peak, named for general who killed Sioux Native Americans at the Battle of Blue Water Creek. The Lakota Sioux tribe finally got the name changed to honor one of their shaman who's story was documented in a 1932 book called Black Elk Speaks. A hike up to the summit isn't difficult. There is a large network of hiking trails that begin from several different trailhead parking areas near the towns of Custer, Keystone, and Hill City, SD and enter into the Black Elk Wilderness (bikes are prohibited). See our map above for the location and directions. Many trails are shown on the map and the topographic map linked above.
Map and location information for Black Elk Peak – Harney Peak (State High Point) in South Dakota: Black Elk Peak – Harney Peak (State High Point) is one of the Summits in Pennington County, SD and can be found on the Custer USGS topographic quad map. The GPS coordinates are 43.866 (latitude), -103.53132 (longitude) and the approximate elevation is 7,242 feet (2,207 meters) above sea level. Have you been to South Dakota's Black Elk Peak – Harney Peak (State High Point) before? If so, we ask that you post a quick review of it below. Tell us the time of year, what your goal was, and how your trip went. Thanks for sharing your experience at Black Elk Peak – Harney Peak (State High Point)!