SEA: Hike to Dirty Harry Balcony

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Thanks to Mappy Hour Seattle member Christy for sharing one of her favorite local hikes with us for Seattle’s Map of the Month.

This hike may be short but it’s tough, with 2,000 feet of gain to a rocky ledge with amazing views up top. It’s an easy drive from Seattle and parking is generally pretty good – which takes some of the stress off.

This route is especially fun for climbers – bring your bouldering pad for a fun multi-sport day

More advanced hikers can push further onto Ida Spring Trail (I did) or even keep going up to Putrid Pete’s Peak (be careful!)


Per usual the WTA provides great directions for both driving and the trail.

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