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Kendall Katwalk

Jul 14, 2013

by hikenwineguy last modified Jul 14, 2013 09:15 PM
Type of Outing
Day hike
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Hike: Kendall Katwalk
Region: Snoqualmie Pass -- Snoqualmie Pass
Agency: Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend office
Trails: Kendall Katwalk (#2000)
Avg Rating: 3.80
Why You Should Go Now
Wildflowers blooming
Be Aware Of
Snow on trail
Kendall Katwalk...the other side...photo by SethG
Amazing day for a hike up the PCT! Arrived at trailhead about 9:35am to find most of the lower lot filled. Headed out up the trail about 9:45am…perfect conditions for a hike; well-maintained trail, incline that never was too hard, amazing views, fun hiking companions and a destination that I thought was going to challenge my mind…the Kendall Katwalk.

According to a friend’s GPS, the distance from trailhead to Katwalk was 6.2 miles and took us (a group of eight) 2 hours and 40 minutes with three stops along the way.

I was expecting that the Katwalk was going to be mentally challenging (I have a fear of falling, not really a fear of heights) but the most mentally challenging part of the entire trail was the first snow chute we had to cross (about 5 in total). All other snow crossings were easy, poles were helpful.

We all walked across the Kendall Katwalk without any issues and enjoyed lunch on the other side. If you continue down the PCT there is a very large snow crossing I did not attempt to cross.

Headed back down the trail after an hour break and made it down in about 2 hours and 15 minutes.

There were lots of people on the trail today, but it never felt crowded. From all the runners on the trail, this must be a popular running trail. It has a good tread most of the way and the incline never gets too much.

After our hike, we stopped at the North Bend Bar and Grill for some fried pickles and beer!
My friends admiring the view! Photo by SethG
Red Mountain...photo by SethG
Beautiful view...photo by SethG
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