Dirty Harry’s Peak

North Bend, Washington 98045

Dirty Harry’s Peak

Dirty Harry’s Peak Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Tackle this 8.0-mile summit trek named to honor the exploits of an infamous independent logger.

The unmarked trail begins directly off the road leading to the State Fire Training Academy. The rough and rocky trail is what remains of Harry Gault’s logging road after rain and weather have stripped away much of the soil, exposing the small boulders just beneath the surface. During most of the year, water is a prevalent theme, either cutting across the road or running directly down it, transforming the trail into a streambed. As you progress up the tree-lined trail, logging discards become common; buckets and cable are often found languishing at the trailside."

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Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Region (The Mountaineers Books)
Dan A. Nelson
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"Go ahead, hike this way. Okay, Clint Eastwood I’m not. But this hike is more entertaining than any Dirty Harry movie you’ll see. It follows an old logging road up to a high bench overlooking the central section of the South Fork Snoqualmie River valley. The walking is fairly easy on this wide road-turned-trail, and the views are breathtaking. This previously unnamed peak was given its Hollywood-sounding name by wilderness advocate (and guidebook legend) Harvey Manning. The name is a backhanded memorial to Harry Gault, the logger who carved so many roads and clear-cuts into the mountains (including this one) of the Snoqualmie Valley. Dirty Harry indeed!" Read more
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Seattle - Including Bellevue, Everett, and Tacoma (Menasha Ridge Press)
Andrew Weber and Bryce Stevens
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"Dirty Harry’s Peak is a lesser-known destination along the popular I-90 corridor, attracting significantly less traffic than its more prominent neighbors. Nonetheless, it makes a worthwhile outing, offering two good hiking options: the balcony, an easy-to-reach ledge which looks out to the south, and the more distant and challenging summit, with wide views to the north." Read more

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Trail Information

North Bend
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
3,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4-5 hours
Snoqualmie Ranger District— North Bend Office, 902 SE North Bend Way, Bldg. 1, North Bend, WA 98045; (425) 8881421; fs.usda.gov/mbs
Local Contacts
USGS Bandera; Green Trails Map #206 (Bandera)
Local Maps

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Dec 2018