Kendall Katwalk

North Bend, Washington

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Hike through attractive groves of ancient forest before traversing the sun-kissed, ?owery slopes of Kendall Peak high above Snoqualmie Pass. Then do a gingerly little dance on the Katwalk, a dynamite-blasted passageway across sheer granite cliffs. Follow the Paci?c Crest Trail (PCT) north, joining day hikers, through-hikers, section hikers, and probably a few new hikers along the way. The trails starts in old growth--survivors of the railroad -grant checkerboard tracts that were heavily logged along Snoqualmie pass in the 1980s. In typical PCT fashion, the trail gently ascends, making long, sweeping switchbacks. Cross several creeks and enter the Alpine Lakes Wilderness around 2.2 miles. Pass through a bouldery area, enjoying views of nearby peaks and descend 100 feet, skirting beneath ledges and crossing a cascading creek.
100 Classic Hikes Washington

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100 Classic Hikes Washington

by Craig Romano (The Mountaineers Books)

Hike through attractive groves of ancient forest before traversing the sun-kissed, ?owery slopes of Kendall Peak high above Snoqualmie Pass. Then do a gingerly little dance on the Katwalk, a dynamite-blasted passageway across sheer granite cliffs. Follow the Paci?c Crest Trail (PCT) north, joining day hikers, through-hikers, section hikers, and probably a few new hikers along the way.

The trails starts in old growth--survivors of the railroad -grant checkerboard tracts that were heavily logged along Snoqualmie pass in the 1980s. In typical PCT fashion, the trail gently ascends, making long, sweeping switchbacks. Cross several creeks and enter the Alpine Lakes Wilderness around 2.2 miles. Pass through a bouldery area, enjoying views of nearby peaks and descend 100 feet, skirting beneath ledges and crossing a cascading creek.

© 2016 Craig Romano/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: North Bend
Distance: 12
Elevation Gain: 2,600 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Season: Best mid-July through October
Local Contacts: Mount Baker–Snoqualmie NF, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend
Local Maps: Green Trails, Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
Driving Directions: Directions to Kendall Katwalk

Recent Trail Reviews

9/28/2008
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This is one of the best trails I have been on in Washington. The only problem is picking a spot to turn around. We went on a day hike and just kept going around the next bend to see what was around it we ended up doing about 15 miles on our day hike. I liked it so much I did it twice in three weeks. and plan to do a backpack in next summer.



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