Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony


Day Hike - Dirty Harry's Peak Trail

Explore past Dirty Harry's Balcony to check out the Museum and Dirty Harry's Peak

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 9.2 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,326 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 4,662 ft
  • Pace: 2 mph

Tibbets Park & Ride (exit 15 off I-90), 7am. Drivers to the trailhead will need a Discovery Pass. 

There's been a lot of impressive trail work done on the way to Dirty Harry's Balcony, but haven't had the chance to hike the new trail yet. Let's go on a Monday to avoid the crowds! We'll check out Dirty Harry's Museum on our way to Dirty Harry's Peak to get a bit more exercise. Some route finding might be needed, so please be prepared to navigate.

 We'll aim to keep moving, with occasional snack breaks and a lunch break at the summit, but nobody will be left behind. While the pace is moderate, please be prepared for the elevation gain. Reach out to the leader if you have any questions. 

Fun fact: This previously unnamed peak was given its Hollywood-sounding name by wilderness advocate and guidebook legend Harvey Manning. The name is a backhanded memorial to Harry Gault, the logger who carved so many roads and clear-cuts into the mountains (including this one) of Snoqualmie Valley. 




Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony

  • Green Trails Bandera No. 206

    Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174S
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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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