Black Elk Peak Loop via Lost Cabin Trail and Harney Peak Trail
3 reviews Black Elk Wilderness Area #1 hike out of 777 in
8 hrs 19 min
This is a difficult loop trail to Black Elk Peak in Black Elk Wilderness Area.
This trail goes by Palmer Creek Trailhead.
Mount Harney Loop 2016 TLUSA
The Mount Harney loop was described in a book that Mike A. had as a 8-9 mile loop. It was actually around 14 miles. So we being the smart ones we are we didn't plan on doing more than described. We didn't bring a filter to get water from the streams so we all ran out of water on this trek. We didn't carry our full packs, just day packs and water bottles. We started at the Willow Creek Trailhead and made our way along the marked trail. The trails were very well maintained and this route proved to be easy to moderate. Outside of the unexpected distance and our water situation this was a nice hike. The top of Mount Harney has a structure that used to be a look out for forest fires. Very interesting history. The living quarters and the pumphouse still have wire in the conduit from when it was installed. This trek was done on Thursday of our trip.