New Hike Leader Seminar


New Hike Leader Seminar - Dirty Harry's Balcony

A good conditioning hike for spring, with an accessible trailhead and low elevation.

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  • Moderate
  • Casual
  • Mileage: 4.4 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.00 MPH

This event date could change due to Covid-19. Currently, The Mountaineers are encouraging groups to minimize carpooling with people you wouldn't otherwise have day-to-day contact with. Due to limited parking at the parking lot, I am limiting the group size to 6 people. 

Since we won't be carpooling, let's meet at Dirty Harry's Balcony/Peak trailhead at 8 a.m. You need a Discover Pass for the parking lot. 

Directions: From Seattle on I-90, take exit 38 towards 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 bathroom.



Let's try to be on the trail by 8:15 a.m. We'll start off at a 1.5 MPH pace, but if the group is willing, we will increase it to a 2 MPH pace. That should get us to the balcony between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., where we will break for a snack.

Again, this event date could change due to Covid-19. 


Dirty Harry's Peak, Balcony & East Balcony

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please be sure to bring the 10 essentials. This time of year, it's also good to be prepared with raingear. 

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