Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony


Day Hike - Dirty Harry's Balcony & Peak

Steady-paced hike to Dirty Harry's Balcony, followed by Dirty Harry's Museum, and finally Dirty Harry's Peak. Marvel at the beauty of this former "inaccessible" logging site by Harry Gault, with a challenging trip up into the snow and, weather permitting, great overlooks of McClellan Butte, Mount Kent, Granite Lakes, Mount Rainier, and Mount Baker!

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 9.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,415 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,593 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.5mph

7:45 AM 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 most of the time and stay 6 feet apart from each other to the best of our abilities.

Challenging hike to Dirty Harry's Balcony, Dirty Harry's Museum, and Dirty Harry's Peak, with a  1.5 mph moderate pace going up, and 2-2.5 mph going down.

Microspikes and trekking poles required.

Weather and safe conditions dependent.


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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