Kendall Katwalk

Trip

Day Hike - Kendall Katwalk

Travel to a unique walkway on the Pacific Crest Trail and be surrounded by stunning views of fall colors in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 12.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

We will meet at the Issaquah Transit Center, 1050 17th Ave NW, Issaquah, WA 98027-5381, at 7:30 am, at Bay 6. A map of the transit center is available online hereParking at the transit center is free. 

We will then make any carpool arrangements to drive to the Pacific Crest (northbound) trailhead at Snoqualmie Pass. 

If you are not going to carpool and would prefer to meet at the trailhead: please be at the trailhead ready to hike at 8:15am, and we’ll be starting as punctually as possible, targeting an 8:30am start time.

Directions to the trailhead: Take I-90 east to exit 52. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp, and proceed under the I-90. Take the first right turn before the Alpental access road. 

A Northwest Forest Pass or the equivalent is required to park at the Pacific Crest Trail parking lot. An outhouse is available at the parking area.

We will hike to the Kendall Katwalk, a unique spot on the PCT! It's a narrow trail blasted from the steep slopes below Kendall Peak with dramatic views of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. Hopefully we will also catch some glorious fall foliage!

We will take a lunch break near the Katwalk, and then retrace our footsteps. Please bring snacks and water to fuel your hike and a sack lunch to enjoy at midday.

This hike is challenging as it is a steady climb; we will aim to maintain a 2mph to 2.5 mph pace. Though we may go slower on some of the uphill portions and pause to soak in the views, we will descend briskly on the return trip. Please contact the hike leader with any questions regarding your fitness level and preparation.

Rain gear and waterproof\water-resistant footwear is recommended given the possibility of rapidly changing weather conditions. Please contact the hike leader for questions regarding appropriate gear.

Please do not wear any cotton clothes and practice good hiking etiquette by bringing your headlamp even though we should have plenty of time before sunset.

Recommended maps are Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207 and USGS Snoqualmie Pass.

 

Route/Place

Kendall Katwalk


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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