Pacific Crest Trail 2000 Snoq.Pass N

Area Status: Open

This is one of the most beautiful and most crowded sections of the 2,620-mile-long Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. From the Commonwealth Basin Trail 1033 (area is unavailable) at 2.75 miles near the Alpine Lakes Wilderness boundary.

Continue within Alpine Lakes Wilderness up switchbacks around Kendall Ridge to the Kendall Katwalk, a section of blasted-out solid granite. This section is treacherous when snow-covered or icy. The Katwalk at 5.5 miles is a good turnaround point for day hikers.

Backpackers can continue along heather meadows to the saddle between tiny Ridge and Gravel Lakes, where they will find the first campsites. At this point, 7.5 miles, the trail continues north to Stevens Pass and beyond towards Henry M. Jackson Wilderness and Glacier Peak Wilderness.

At a Glance

Usage: Medium
Best Season: Summer/Fall
  • Trail is closed to bicycles and motorized vehicles.
  • Dogs must be on a leash from Snoqualmie Pass north to Kendall Katwalk.
  • The Pacific Crest Trail travels through designated Wilderness areas where wilderness regulations apply
Closest Towns: North Bend, Washington
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Pacific Crest - Snoqualmie North Trailhead.
Information Center: Check current conditions or call Snoqualmie Ranger District, North Bend Office at 425-888-1421.

General Information


Access from Pacific Crest - Snoqualmie North Trailhead.

From North Bend travel east on I-90 to exit #52. Turn north. Take the first immediate right into the Pacific Crest Trail #2000 parking lot. A stock loading lot is located to the left. The road continues straight to the general hiking access and parking lot.

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Day Hiking

Fire Information Use established rings for campfires. NO campfires above 4,000 feet.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult


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  Area/Length : 
7.5 miles

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  Elevation : 
3000 feet - 5300 feet