Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - #2

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - #2 - Dirty Harry's Balcony

Introduction to fundamental skills.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.25 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,365 ft

Time: 6:30pm
Place: Dirty Harry's Balcony Trailhead
Link to parking here:

Discover Pass required to park here.

There is a vault toilet at this trailhead.

A field trip to a designated location off I-90 to introduce fundamental skills used while backcountry trail running.


Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony

  • Green Trails Bandera No. 206

    Green Trails Middle Fork Snoqualmie No. 174SX

    Green Trails Mount Si NRCA No. 206S
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

  • Trail running shoes
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Running specific hydration vest or pack, 8 to 15  liters in size
  • Headlamp, waist light, or handheld light with a light beam suitable for running  at night  
  • Trail running-adapted ten essential

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's outdoor activities.

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