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Dirty Harry's Peak

Snoqualmie Region > Snoqualmie Pass
47.4343, -121.6327 Map & Directions
9.2 miles, roundtrip
Elevation Gain
3326 feet
Highest Point
4662 feet
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits

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This trail is popular for training and improved thanks to the Department of Natural Resources and Washington Trails Association volunteers. But note that the true peak lies on a small parcel of private land. Bring a map and know where that boundary is. Continue reading

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Hiking Dirty Harry's Peak

Harvey Manning christened the eastmost peak of West Defiance Ridge “Dirty Harry’s Peak” in dubious recognition of Harry Gault, whose logging operations were notorious for both their devastating thoroughness and ingenuity. The trees have grown back though, and while a trail nears the peak, the true summit is on a small parcel of private land. 

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Dirty Harry's Peak

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 47.4343, -121.6327 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

Discover Pass

WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From Seattle, take exit 38 towards the Fire Training Academy. After exiting, head right at the stop sign and drive 1.8 miles. The road comes to a junction. Turn left to go underneath the freeway and you will see the parking lot ahead of you with a trailhead sign and a bathroom.

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Snoqualmie Region > Snoqualmie Pass

Washington State Department of Natural Resources

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: Snoqualmie Pass (Nelson & Bauer - Mountaineers Books)

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