Kendall Katwalk

 11 votes

11.7 Miles 18.8 Kilometers

 

80% 

Runnable

100%

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°)

All Clear

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A beautiful run 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 run! 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 run 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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Oct 15, 2017
Carly Tu
Lots of snow and slush. I recommend a luggy shoe, but manageable. The view was worth the effort! Still quite a few people out and about. 10mi
Jul 8, 2017
Alex Gold
Unbelievable run, almost completely runable except for snow patches in the last half mile before the Katwalk
Aug 26, 2016
Ghislain Devouthon
13.8mi — 3h 20m
Aug 20, 2016
Brooke Trout
14.3mi — 3h 12m
Aug 20, 2016
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