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Sylvan Lake to Harney Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide
"A trip up the highest mountain east of the main chain of the Rocky Mountains offering varied and spectacular scenery. The trail provides an easy to moderate ascent for the first mile, then descends gently to the Midway area by Lost Cabin Creek.The trail provides an easy to moderate ascent for the firstmile, then descends gently to the Midway area by Lost CabinCreek. This area has no facilities. Water from the creek should not be consumed unless purified.During the initial ascent you’ll encounter a rocky outcrop with outstanding views of Harney Peak and its surroundings. After the Midway area the trail ascends once more, reaching a ridge that is fairly flat."
--Bert & Jane Gildart, Best Easy Day Hikes: Black Hills Country (Falcon Guides).
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