Jul 14, 2013
- Type of Outing
- Day hike
- Read More in our Hiking Guide
- 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
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!