Dirty Harry's Balcony Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Dirty Harry's Balcony Trail is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.1 miles
1423 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers

Follows an old logging road trail to mountain and valley views.

1 month ago

3 months ago

Is this open now? Where going to hike here tomorrow.

6 months ago

The trail is closed due to downed trees. I wouldn't want to give this a low review otherwise but I don't want people to come all the way out here for nothing. The trail head is difficult to find. Follow the access road like everyone else says and I recommend keeping an eye on the all trails map. You'll see where you're off path if you pass it. I posted a picture of about where the trail head starts on the map. Idk when it will be open again.

6 months ago

8 months ago

The trailhead is a little difficult to find. You have to park at the gate and walk up the road toward the Fire Training Academy. The trailhead is unmarked, but pretty clearly visible on the right hand side at a bend in the road.

The hike up to the balcony is pleasant and not too strenuous. When you get to the balcony, you'll be able to see up I-90 for quite a ways. It's pretty cool!

11 months ago

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Very tricky to find the trail, and was tricky at the couple of marked turns you need to take to get to the balcony. The view was worth it though, even on a cloudy day.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Trail head is unmarked and difficult to find if you are unsure were it starts. From parking lot you need walk .5 mile up the road. Look for a washed out riverbed or old road on the left. Trail is mostly a constant up hill over rocks and not the greatest scenically. The only reason to take this hike is for the view at the end. Very nice. It's also not very busy you will likely not see more than 1 or 2 other hikers.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

1.8 Miles from top to bottom. 1/3 of the way is a small plank to cross a creak. When you see a old rusted out 5 gallon gas can with stones stacked up near it hang a right. The Balcony is only another .2 miles from there. Great View! Highly recommend solid hiking shoes. The trail is almost all river rock which can make the hike seem longer.

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Trail was fine going up. Really rocky. But to get to the balcony was really hard to find. DO NOT take the back way down unless you know the trail. The trail is not clearly defined. We got lost and had to backtrack to get to the original trail.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

10/12/2015 (Monday) -- It's just 2 miles one way and 1300 ft elevation gain, but makes me feel longer and more strenuous than expected, because the trail is all stones, big and small. This requires hiking shoes with thick sole. Today is Columbus Day, but I only met a mom-and-daughter group at the foot of the balcony. The last 0.1 mile boot path to the balcony is not easy to distinguish. The view on the ledge makes the trek worthwhile, especially the awesome tower of McClellan Butte. The trailhead parking lot is part of the Olalie State Park, and requires Discover Pass.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Beautiful foggy views! Loved every second.

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Rocky slog through dense second growth for an open view of the I-90 corridot

Sunday, June 14, 2015