CHS 1 Hike

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 1 Hike - Kendall Katwalk

This hike along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) north of Snoqualmie Pass takes you to a narrow trail blasted into the cliff face with views of wildflowers, mountains, ridges, and fall foliage. CHS hike led at a CHS 1 pace (1.5-2.0 mph)

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  • Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 13.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

Let's meet at Tibbetts Valley Park Park & Ride at 7 am. It is on Newport Way just off of 17th Ave NW.

Tibbetts is the surface lot with the skate park, not the parking garage across the street. 

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For those driving directly and meeting us at the trailhead, plan to be there around 7:45 a.m. 

Our hike will start from a Pacific Crest trailhead on the opposite side of the freeway from the Snoqualmie Pass ski area. 

 We follow a beautiful section of the PCT with a well-maintained trail at a moderate grade.  The Katwalk area has a narrow trail with a steep drop to one side, so please be extra mindful in this section.  

Note that this leader usually hikes toward the high end of a CHS1 pace but will stay alert to the needs of the group and go at a pace everyone can keep up with.  We will take regular breaks, with a longer break at the lake. 

Let's plan to stop for a meal  on the way back. Suggestion: Snoqualmie Falls Brewery ( 


Kendall Katwalk

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Ten Essential Systems

  1. Navigation (map & compass)
  2. Sun protection (sunglasses & sunscreen)
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination (headlamp/flashlight)
  5. First-aid supplies
  6. Fire (waterproof matches/lighter/candle)
  7. Repair kit and tools
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter (tent/plastic tube tent/garbage bag)
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