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Aerial shot of mountains around Custer State Park

Black Elk Peak

Black Elk Peak Trailhead

Black Elk Peak via Harney Peak Trail is a 6.4 mile loop trail in Custer State Park, offering the highest available views of the rocky land that makes up the Black Hills National Forest and also includes a heart-pumping incline to a historic stone fire tower at the top. Your starting point for this trail is at popular Sylvan Lake that is offers stand-up paddling, kayaking and canoe rentals. Plan 3-4 hours for this trail and the lakeside store is open seasonally for snacks, gifts & lunch.

And just 1/2 mile up the road from the lake, don't forget Sylvan Lake Lodge with its infamous great room, lounge and veranda, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner during the spring, summer and fall seasons.

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