Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Frontcountry

Intro to Frontcountry Trail Running - Dirty Harry's Balcony

Learn and practice trail running skills at a local frontcountry trail.

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • *Varies*, Moderate, Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 4.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,300 ft

Parking lot for Dirty Harry's.  Time: 6 pm @ the trailhead.
Discover Pass required. There is an outhouse at this parking lot.

Capacity will be adjusted in accordance with current public health guidance and Mountaineers COVID-19 policy.


DNR Permit Information

Attention Trip Leaders & Participants:
This activity's date cannot be changed due to a DNR permit requested for this trip on this date. (I.e., to reschedule you must also select a new location not on DNR land.) As part of the Mountaineers' Land Use License with DNR, we must collect special signed waivers from participants in permitted activities taking place on DNR land. Please contact the Foothills Trail Running Committee at with any questions.


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
  • See full route/place details.
Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses, gaiters are recommended.
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack 
  • Bring snacks and water.
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