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Kendall Katwalk Recovery Hike
September 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Come along for one of the gem hikes in the Central Cascades — Kendall Katwalk!
Sunday, Sept 4th — 8am to 3pm
- Length: 12 miles round trip
- Elevation Gain: 2600 feet
- Highest Point: 5400 feet
- Lead: Kayla Estes
- Parking Pass: NW Forest Pass (we have some to borrow)
- Need a ride? Email [email protected]
WTA aptly describes the trail this way, “If the name Kendall Katwalk conjures up an image of a narrow pathway blasted out of a steeply sloped rock face, that’s part of it. But the whole package includes old-growth forest, gorgeous wildflowers, and stunning views into the Alpine Lakes Wilderness from both sides of the pass below Kendall Peak, where the Katwalk begins.”
Though this hike is 12 miles round trip, it’s 2,600 elevation gain is spread out with plenty of meandering paths mixed with the uphill portions. So plan for a longer, but truly spectacular and accessible trail for your adventure that will take you along part of the Pacific Crest Trail!
Learn more here: https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/
Directions: (Parking is at Alpental Ski Resort and requires a NW Forest Pass)
From Seattle, drive east on I-90 to exit 52 — “West Summit”. At the end of the ramp, turn left under the freeway onto Alpental Rd. In just 0.1 mile, take the first right, unmarked but featuring a sign in Forest Service brown announcing the need for a parking pass. In another 0.1 mile, the road splits. To the right is the main parking lot, large enough for over 50 vehicles. To the left is the stock (horse trailer) lot, and overflow parking. Both have vault toilets. A Northwest Forest Pass or equivalent is required.