Dirty Harry’s Peak via Birdhouse Trail
Dirty Harry’s Peak via Birdhouse Trail is a heavily trafficked out-and-back trail near Snoqualmie Pass that is rated as hard. This trailhead is now the only recommended way to reach Dirty Harry’s Peak and Dirty Harry’s Balcony as the original trailhead is severely overgrown. The top offers views of the entrance to Snoqualmie Pass.
Join our newsletter
Get a weekly dose of discounts and inspiration for adventure lovers
Route Description for Dirty Harry’s Peak via Birdhouse Trail
Birdhouse Trail is the best way to reach Dirty Harry’s Peak now, as the original trailhead has become very overgrown. Use this route guide to access the peak or use our route guide for Dirty Harry’s Balcony if that’s where you’re headed.
The hike begins from Olallie State Park Far side Trailhead. Walk across the river on the road and turn right onto Dirty Harry’s Peak Trail. Gain elevation as you hike, with spur trails to viewpoints intersecting frequently before the switchbacks (feel free to head down to check them out: the Grit Scone, Overhaul, Sun Vista Slab, Interstate Park, etc.).
The route begins to switchback, and continues to do so to again about 250 m of elevation. After a straighter stretch, the intersection with the side trail to Dirty Harry’s Balcony will be on your right. It’s short and well worth the side trip. Then from here, turn back uphill and gain elevation on a straightforward trail, crossing the creek before a few wide switchbacks to the peak.
From the peak, you’ll retrace your steps back to the trailhead.
Getting to the Dirty Harry’s Peak via Birdhouse Trail Trailhead
The trailhead for Dirty Harry’s Peak via Birdhouse Trail is at the Olallie State Park Far Side Trailhead off Grouse Ridge Road.
Dirty Harry’s Peak via Birdhouse Trail Elevation Graph
Weather ForecastCheck Area Weather
Dirty Harry’s Peak via Birdhouse Trail Reviews
Add a comment
You must be logged in to post a comment.
- Putrid Pete’s Peak Trail
- Weeks Falls Interpretive Trail
- Change Creek Trail
- Zig Zag Trail
- Dirty Harry’s Balcony via Birdhouse Trail
- Dirty Harry’s Balcony via Little Balcony
- Ira Spring Memorial Trail
- Mount Defiance and Mason Lake Hike
- McClellan Butte Trail
- Bandera Mountain Summit Trail
- Mason Lake via Ira Spring Trail
- Mailbox Peak Trail