Kendall Ridge 4 miles

  • Elevation gain: 2,000 feet
  • Highest elevation: 5,597 feet
  • Starting elevation: 2,981 feet

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Tour description

The southwestern flanks of Kendall Mountain offer an excellent varierty of options for touring. You can find everything from short, powder lined tree routes with gentler terrain to steep open slide paths here.

Kendall Ridge

This tour starts further south by Summit East at the Gold Creek Sno Park. Follow an old logging road for 4 miles to a clear open viewpoint close to the Kendall Lakes basins.

Kendall Trees or Kendall Knob

Park near Summit West or off Yellowstone Road and tour up through the trees to the top of the first Kendall Knob. Return the way you came, snaking through the trees. This tour is about 4 miles long and is a popular dawn patrol tour.

Kendall Peak

For a more committing adventure, tour farther up Kendall Peak in search of steep and varied terrain. The views aren't bad either!


From Seattle — Take I-90 to Snoqualmie Pass. There are two options for parking depending on your objective. One option is to park at the Summit West parking lot at Exit 52 and hike under the overpass to access the snow-covered access road for the PCT. The other option is to take Exit 54 and park at the Coal Creek Sno-park (Sno-park pass required). If you don't have a Sno-park pass you can park at the end of the Summit East parking lot and walk under the overpass to the trailhead.

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