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Northern Black Hills

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointCrooks Tower (7137 ft/2175 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesSouth Dakota (89%), Wyoming (11%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area3,291 sq mi / 8,525 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent55 mi / 89 km North-South
115 mi / 185 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 18' N; 103° 27' W
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Map of Northern 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 Northern Black Hills.
Black HillsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Belle Fourche-Little Missouri AreaLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Bear Lodge MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Northern Black HillsLevel 5
         Southern Black HillsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Northern Black Hills

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Crooks Tower71372175 
2.Terry Peak70642153 
3.Peak 696269622122 
4.White Tail Peak69622122 
5.Flag Mountain69372114 
6.Laird Peak69062105 
7.South Castle Rock6840+2085+ 
8.Peak 68206820+2079+ 
9.Custer Peak68042074 
10.Nipple Butte6800+2073+ 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Northern Black Hills

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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Terry Peak
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 98: Deer Mountain is the rounded hill at the right side of the photo. Custer Peak is the high point on the horizon on the left. Harney Peak is the very distant high point in the center. Photo looking S from near the summit of Terry Peak (2014-10-02). 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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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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Laird Peak
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 91: Lupe on Laird Peak at sunset (2014-06-01). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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South Castle Rock
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 90: Lupe on top of South Castle Rock (2014-05-24). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Custer Peak
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 98: Deer Mountain is the rounded hill at the right side of the photo. Custer Peak is the high point on the horizon on the left. Harney Peak is the very distant high point in the center. Photo looking S from near the summit of Terry Peak (2014-10-02). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Nipple Butte
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 90: Lupe on summit of Nipple Butte. Reynolds Prairie to the E is visible in the background (2014-05-24). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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Castle Rock
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Black Hills, SD Expedition No. 90: Castle Rock looking S from Nipple Butte (2014-05-24). Photo by Lupe Lunde.
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