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blue Kendall Katwalk

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Trail

10.8 mile 17.4 kilometer out and back
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,443' 744 m
Descent: -2,442' -744 m
High: 5,368' 1,636 m
Low: 3,032' 924 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Jackie Clark

A beautiful hike with stunning views - one of the 100 Classic routes in Washington!

Jackie Clark

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

Think of a narrow pathway along the side of a steeply sloped rock face and you've envisioned the top of this hike! However, that's just part of it; to get there, you walk through a beautiful old growth forest, blossoms at the right time of year, and the surrounding mountains that make up the Snoqualimie and Alpine Lakes Wilderness areas.

This hike was featured in the The Mountaineers 100 Classic Washington Hikes book.

Need to Know

A Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent is required. (not a Discover Pass).

Toilets are available in the parking lot.

Description

Leaving the parking lot, you'll instantly be aware that you are on a part of the PCT with medallions, who knows how old, on scattered trees. A wide pathway may have trees down, blown over by a recent wind storm - check trip reports if you are concerned with trail conditions.

Pass a waterfall relatively early on and then two creek crossings shortly thereafter- varying in depth depending on the recent rainfall. Switchbacks will take you through the old growth forest until you find yourself above the treeline with Red Mountain in front of you and Rainier to your back.

Continue through the scree fields (obvious trail in the middle), and use the rock to your right for balance along this steep slope - e.g. the katwalk. Enjoy the views!

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Oct 13, 2018
Edward Hawkins
I'll update the milage after examining the timelapse video.
Sep 6, 2018
J P
Great trail easy hike to the top, easy to follow the trail. Some shade at the beginning but sunny at the top. Saw about 30 or so people 13mi
Aug 26, 2018
Sam Howat
Jul 31, 2018
Cameron Martin
Jul 15, 2018
Derek Lee
12mi — 5h 30m
Jul 12, 2018
Sophia Riffkin
11.7mi
Jul 12, 2018
Benjamin Sypher
Jun 9, 2018
Ana B

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