CHS 2 Hike - Kendall Katwalk

Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series

CHS 2 Hike - Kendall Katwalk

Come hike a beautiful section of the PCT and cross over the Kendall Katwalk. We will continue our hike out to Ridge & Gravel lakes for lunch. Swimming is optional. This is a very popular trail so we will start early. CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph)

  • Strenuous
  • Challenging
  • Mileage: 14.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 3,000 ft
  • Pace: 2.0-3.0 mph

We will meet at the Tibbetts Park & Ride in Issaquah ( at 6:15 am, arrange carpools and leave for the trailhead at 6:20. We hope to start hiking around 7:00.

If you choose to drive directly to the Trailhead (47.4278, -121.4135 Map & Directions ) please let Ann & I know so that we aren’t waiting for you at the park & ride.

The Kendall Katwalk trail is a 15.0 mi heavily trafficked out and back trail.  The Katwalk itself is a narrow trail blasted into a steep rock face underneath Kendall Peak. While it’s not for those afraid of heights, it’s a spectacular vantage point over the field of summits beyond.  

We will likely see PCT thru hikers and many other hikers. The blueberries along the trail should be ripe. Gravel and Ridge lakes are 1.3 miles past the Katwalk.  We will spend some time at the lakes before returning to the trailhead.


Kendall Katwalk

  • Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass Gateway No. 207S

    Green Trails Snoqualmie Pass No. 207

    USGS Snoqualmie Pass
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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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