Dirty Harry's Peak

HARD 23 reviews

Dirty Harry's Peak is a 6.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Bend, Washington that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

6.5 miles
3215 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


trail running



over grown



washed out

Park in the lower lot if the gate is closed. Up the road, over the bridge, 1/4mile is the trailhead on the right. Bring waterproof boots, the trail itself is very wet with water running down much of the trail. Several small streams need to be crossed but there are plenty of rocks for steps. The trail is wide and open in winter.

5 months ago

The trail is completely covered in brush and fallen trees for at least a mile, we took a different trail down. I would suggest not going until it can be cleared.

5 months ago

The trail is full with fallen trees all way long, this is fun for a couple miles but not for all way long. I went back on a different trail.

7 months ago

8 months ago

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sunday, August 07, 2016

Difficult and steady incline throughout the hike but the view at the top is 100% worth it. Muddy at parts. Saw only one other person on the way down.

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Friday, July 01, 2016

This trail is actually 8.6 miles from trailhead to peak with an extra .6 each way road walking as you cannot park by the trailhead. Such a variety of things on the trail, cool run off water at a couple points in the trail you walk through. No snow. Where there was water there were bugs but not a ton of mosquitos. It was pretty steep the whole way but so worth it with the views in the end. They were working on new trails up there so keep to the left unless you want to run into workers and muddy conditions.

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

trail running
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Challenging muddy rocky trail ... Tones of fun ,snow last 3/4 of the trail ...

Monday, April 25, 2016

Great trail, but glad I used my GPS. The trailhead is about half a mile from the parking lot. I loved the old plank bridge. The trail is very rocky and in many places doubles as a stream bed. One stream crossing was a little difficult. I inadvertently took a side trail by the rock field around mile three. There was still snow for about the last half mile, but fairly easy to hike without spikes. I didn't encounter anyone until I was almost done. I liked this hike, not as difficult as Teneriffe or Mailbox, but fun and challenging.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

This is a nice hike and the over look at the Balcony is a great view. The trail condition is harsh. once you get past the turn off at Cairn Tree for the Balcony it improves greatly but before that the trail condition is bad. It makes the hike a lot harder than it is. i recommend you take the Birdhouse trail up (stop at birdhouse's over look, it's actually better than the Balcony) and follow that trail to the Balcony trail and go from there.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Trail is a tough climb but fun. There was snow for the last half mile. Even though it's not a super long hike it is physically challenging. View is worth it.

Monday, March 07, 2016

Tons of rocks on the trail, gets tiresome. Hiked with a mixed group and the side trip to the lookout on the way up is worth it. Started to snow, decided to turn back due to poor wx report.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Early Feb - very wet, you hit snow 1.5 m in. One fork in the trail might throw people off. To the right (going up) there are foot steps. It's a false trail. To the left is the actual trail. Moderately technical when wet, 2.5ish+ miles up you hit where the trail becomes a heavy stream when it's been raining. Bring poles and proper footwear.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Hiked Dirty Harry's Peak today with a group of 6 people. All different ranges of hiking levels within the group. We made it up and down within 6 hours, taking a pretty long break at the top to enjoy the view. important things to note: water proof shoes is important when hiking this trail due to water streams and snow at the top. We virtually didn't see another group for almost the entire ascent and then a few more groups on the descent. I wouldn't rank this hike moderate due to high difficult the last .6 miles are within the steep incline. Overall I would recommend it to hikers with a few hikes under their belt first.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014