Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony


Day Hike - Dirty Harry's Balcony

Join us for a steady pace up to Dirty Harry’s Balcony! Get a good morning workout, plus marvel at the beauty of this former (early 1940s) "inaccessible" logging site by Harry Gault, the impressive boulders along the way (some with climbing routes), and the DNR and WTA trail work. Weather permitting, we will be rewarded by a great overlook of Mount Kent, McClellan Butte, and Mount Washington.

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  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,978 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,593 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2mph, hike as a group

7:45 for introductions and briefing, 8:00 AM boots on trail

Dirty Harry’s Trailhead, Discover Pass Required

From I-90 EB take Exit 38 toward 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 restroom.

We will follow all Mountaineers Protocols. Bring a face mask and hand sanitizer. We'll wear face masks for most of the hike. 

We will hike at a steady conversational pace of 1.5-2mph with some breaks for clothing adjustments. Most importantly, we will hike as a group.


Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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