BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak North

After traveling a mile through meadows and forest, users will begin to see Elkhorn Mountain, with dramatic peaks and rock outcrops.
Climbing steeply, the trail emerges onto a ridge where users can see the back of Mt. Rushmore. Two-thirds of the way to the top is a popular overlook and hitching rail.
Riders take note – there is only one minor creek crossing where stock can find water.

Trail Elevation: 5,100 to 7,200 feet
Trail Difficulty: Difficult
Trail Distance: 4.4 miles

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