Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Kendall Katwalk

Field trip: Introduction to Trail Running: Backcountry

Intro to Trail Running: Backcountry Field Trip - Kendall Katwalk

A field trip to a backcountry location to reinforce what you have learned and evaluate your learning.

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  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

Meeting time and place: PCT northbound trailhead at 7:30am.

If you'd like to carpool: some of us are meeting at the Starbucks in North Bend, right off I-90 exit 31 at 7:00am. It’s by the McDonald’s and across from the Safeway. Address: 721 SW Mt. Si Blvd., North Bend, WA 98045.

 Directions to the trailhead:

The drive to the trailhead will be entirely on paved roads except for some gravel at the trailhead that any car could handle.  Take I-90 east to exit 52 at Snoqualmie Pass. From eastbound I-90 you'll 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.  Either a Northwest Forest pass or the equivalent (America the Beautiful national parks pass, for instance) is required to park at the trailhead. An outhouse is available at the trailhead.
If you end up at the Alpental ski area, you took the wrong road!


Topic TBA.

This is one of the course field trips rated as difficult.

A Northwest Forest Pass or national parks pass is required to park here. There is an outhouse at this trailhead.


Kendall Katwalk

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Please wear layers of breathable, technical clothing suitable for outdoor aerobic activities for this course's outdoor activities.

  • Waterproof jacket, hat, buff, gloves, sunglasses; running-specific gaiters recommended
  • Trail running shoes
  • A small day pack suitable for trail running
  • Bring snacks and water
  • Trail running-adapted ten essentials
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