Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony


Day Hike - Dirty Harry's Balcony

A good conditioning hike for spring, with an accessible trailhead and low elevation.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft

This event date could change due to Covid-19. Currently, The Mountaineers are encouraging groups to minimize carpooling with people you wouldn't otherwise have day-to-day contact with. Due to limited parking at the parking lot, the group size is limited to 8 people. 

Since we won't be carpooling, let's meet at Dirty Harry's Balcony/Peak trailhead at 8 a.m. You need a Discover Pass for the parking lot. 

Directions: From Seattle on I-90, take exit 38 towards the Fire Training Academy. After exiting, head right at the stop sign and drive 1.8 miles. The road comes to a junction. Turn left to go underneath the freeway and you will see the parking lot ahead of you with a trailhead sign and a bathroom.

Let's try to be on the trail by 8:15 a.m. We'll start off at a 1.5 MPH pace, but if the group is willing, we will increase it to a 2 MPH pace. That should get us to the balcony between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., where we will break for a snack.

Again, this event date could change due to Covid-19. 


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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