Kendall Katwalk

 10 votes

11.7 Miles 18.8 Kilometers


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Singletrack

2,903' 885 m

Ascent

-2,902' -885 m

Descent

5,573' 1,699 m

High

3,014' 919 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

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

jma222 Allen

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.
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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Jul 23, 2017
Galen Collins
Jul 22, 2017
Hui Heinrich
Jun 25, 2017
Tingwei Chang
9:40 departed, 1:30 lunch, 5:07 back to parking. Some snow on part of the trail. the last couple yards were hard to access without ice ax. 11mi
Apr 17, 2017
Steve Hao
Aug 21, 2016
Matt Coates
13mi
Jul 26, 2015
Nessa Goldman
Overnighted just a mile up the trail and went out to Ridge Lake in the morning. 16mi
May 2, 2015
jma222 Allen
Oct 26, 2014
Emily S
8mi

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