Kendall Katwalk

North Bend, Washington 98045

Kendall Katwalk

Kendall Katwalk Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Kendall Katwalk Reviews

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An awesome hike! I like to backpack here but the trek is definitely doable in a day (a very long day). This hike must be considered "difficult" due to the length, because it really is more moderate. The elevation gain is very gradual, hardly strenuous. Fantastic mountain views.
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.

Kendall Katwalk Photos

Trail Information

North Bend
Nearby City
2,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Best mid-July through October
Mount Baker–Snoqualmie NF, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend
Local Contacts
Green Trails, Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018