Hiking the Tallest Peak East of the Rockies

Hike beneath towering granite spires to the tallest peak east of the Rockies Distance: 8.0 miles round trip (numerous routes of varying lengths possible) Type: lollipop loop hike Difficulty: moderate with ~1,500′ elevation gain Best season: summer through early fall At 7,242 feet elevation, Black Elk Peak isn’t just South Dakota’s highest point. It’s the …