BHNF Trail #9: Harney Peak South

This is the most popular route to Harney Peak – be prepared to encounter many people, especially in the summer.
Hikers begin on a roadbed that leads to a fire tower built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, now on the Register of Historic Places.
The trail is steep, but the rewars include stunning views of four states.

Trail Elevation: Elevation: 6,100 to 7,200 feet
Trail Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Distance: 3.5 miles

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