Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony


Day Hike - Dirty Harry's Balcony

A moderate hike to Dirty Harry Balcony via Birdhouse Trail. Guaranteed to see at least two artistic birdhouses and beautiful views of McClellan Butte, Mount Kent and surrounding peaks on a clear day.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 5.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,453 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,600 ft
  • Pace: 1.5 mph

 The trailhead is usually busy so carpool is highly encouraged. We will be meeting at Tibbetts Valley Park Park & Ride at 07:15 AM and Trailhead at 08:00 AM. We will use Email to co-ordinate the carpool based on individuals preferences. A contribution of $0.15/mile for the drivers is recommended.

Discover pass is REQUIRED.

We will gather at the Trailhead to introduce and discuss the plans for the day.
From the parking lot, we will follow the trailhead and cross the service road in a short distance and follow the trail once again up to the Balcony. The trail is well marked and we will watch out for Climber Cliff sign to stay away from it.
Some recent reports say hardly any snow on the trail, and some say no snow. So,  please bring microspikes if you have a pair. I will look at out for weather report as we get closer and keep the group posted. However, plan to bring a rain jacket, rain pants, and covers for your backpack.

We will be going at a moderate pace with occasional breaks and stay together as a group.

Please feel free to read the route description and recent reports.



Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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