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Black Hills

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointHarney Peak (7242 ft/2207 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesSouth Dakota (68%), Wyoming (32%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area8,426 sq mi / 21,824 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent121 mi / 194 km North-South
143 mi / 230 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 8' N; 103° 44' W
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Map of Black Hills
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Black Hills.
Great PlainsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Canadian Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Northern US Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Black HillsLevel 4
                 Belle Fourche-Little Missouri AreaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Bear Lodge MountainsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Northern Black HillsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Black HillsLevel 5 (Child)
         Central Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Southern Great PlainsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Black Hills

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Harney Peak72422207Southern Black Hills
2.Odakota Mountain7200+2195+Southern Black Hills
3.Bear Mountain71662184Southern Black Hills
4.Green Mountain71642184Southern Black Hills
5.Crooks Tower71372175Northern Black Hills
6.Terry Peak70642153Northern Black Hills
7.Crows Nest Peak70482148Southern Black Hills
8.Sylvan Hill70002134Southern Black Hills
9.Peak 696269622122Northern Black Hills
10.White Tail Peak69622122Northern Black Hills
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Harney Peak72422207Southern Black Hills
2.Crooks Tower71372175Northern Black Hills
3.Warren Peaks66502027Bear Lodge Mountains
4.Missouri Buttes53741638Belle Fourche-Little Missouri Area



Photos of Peaks in the Black Hills

Odakota Mountain
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 87: Lupe on summit of Odakota Mountain (2nd highest mountain in the Black Hills), elevation 7,200 ft, on 5-10-14. Bear Mountain visible in distance on right side of photo. White patch seen down in the valley above Lupe and just above center of photo is the little lake near the Boy Scout Camp. Odakota Mountain is strewn with dead Ponderosa pines killed by the mountain pine bark beetle infestation. Photo is looking S (2014-05-10). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Green Mountain
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 87: Lupe near summit at SE edge of Green Mountain. The tops of a small portion of the E facing limestone cliffs of Green Mountain are visible in the foreground just beyond Lupe. Harney Peak , the highest mountain in the Black Hills at 7.242 ft. is visible in the background approximately 12 miles to the ESE. To the W, Green Mountain is a long, flat ridge. To the E it drops precipitously down to Gillette Prairie (2014-05-10). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Crooks Tower
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 59 - Lupe on top of Crooks Tower. Photo is looking NNE (2013-05-18). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Crows Nest Peak
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 86: Lupe a couple of hundred feet W of the marker for the summit of Crows Nest Peak. Crows Nest Peak is in the western limestone plateau country of the Black Hills less than 5 miles from the Wyoming border. The surrounding area is gently rolling, but generally so flat that there are no distant views possible of or from the "peak". A red and yellow USFS survey marker in a small clearing in the woods marks the site of a US Geological Survey BM that says "Crow" and "1912" which was buried beneath 6" of snow this day. Without those aides, you would have no idea you were at the summit of the 7th highest point in the Black Hills at 7,048 ft. The surrounding country is nevertheless both remote and beautiful (2014-05-03). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Sylvan Hill
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 89: Lupe on summit of Sylvan Hill. Harney Peak (center left) and Little Devil's Tower (just left of the highest rock on Sylvan Hill) are visible in the background about 3 miles to the ENE (2014-05-17). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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White Tail Peak
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 60 - Lupe on top of Whitetail Peak. Photo is looking SE (2013-05-25). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Peak 6962
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 90: Lupe near the summit of Peak 6962 (2014-05-24). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Little Devils Tower
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 88: Little Devil's Tower (upper left) from Harney Peak. Photo is looking SSW (2014-05-17). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Flag Mountain
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 90: Lupe on Flag Mountain near the remains of the old lookout tower. Flag Mountain offers beautiful 180 degree views of the Black Hills to the E. A road off USFS Road No. 189 winds nearly up to the summit (2014-05-24). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Copper Mountain
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 87: Lupe near the summit and cliffs at the the SE edge of Copper Mountain. Harney Peak, at 7,242 ft. the highest point in the Black Hills, is visible in the distance to the ESE. Copper Mountain is very easily climbed in 15 minutes from nearby USFS Road No. 301. The summit of Copper Mountain is quite flat with good views of the Black Hills to the S, E and N. (2014-05-10). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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