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Little Devils Tower Trail

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Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

Point to Point

6,794' 2,071 m

High

6,687' 2,038 m

Low

109' 33 m

Up

48' 15 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

A short spur trail from Trail #4 leads to the summit of Little Devils Tower. This singletrack trail winds up a hill before reaching the base of the rock formation where you'll follow spray painted markings to scramble up the steep walls to the top. At the top you'll have panoramic views of the Black Hills with one of the best views of Black Elk Peak and the Cathedral Spires around. If lucky, you may see mountain goats climbing these rocks!

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Ricky Holzer

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  4.9 from 7 votes

#664

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  4.9 from 7 votes
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#10

in South Dakota

#664

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The Cathedral Spires seen from the summit of Little Devils Tower
Dec 26, 2018 near Custer, SD
Little Devils Tower stands prominently on the hill above along the Harney Peak Loop.
Feb 20, 2017 near Custer, SD
View from the top
Aug 5, 2019 near Custer, SD

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Sep 23, 2021
Ryan Rossell
Jul 18, 2021
Dave Wiebking
A bit of rock scrambling from Black Elk trail for a 360 view of the hills and spires. — 2h 30m
Jun 7, 2021
ROMPING TRAMPS
3.8mi
Sep 13, 2020
matt lazio
Jul 9, 2020
Anne Carroll
Easy hike ends in several rock scrambles to get to the top. Totally doable but tough with small children or poor footwear.
Jul 8, 2020
Anne Carroll
Easy hike ends in several rock scrambles to get to the top. Totally doable but tough with small children or poor footwear.
Jun 30, 2020
Caroline Ulczycki
Jun 25, 2020
Jake S