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Kendall Peak Lakes Trail [CLOSED]

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Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest

Kendall Peak Lakes Trail [CLOSED] is a 7.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Snoqualmie Pass, Washington that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.7 miles Elevation Gain: 2,024 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

skiing

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

closed

This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. Easy grade snowshoe to the lakes. The trail is wide and well marked. You need a Snowpark Pass to park at the trailhead which can be purchased at the ranger station at Snoqualmie Summit.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Nice hike for social distancing. Lotta snow at the top

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Pretty good trail! Not very trafficked! Lots of snow at 2.5 mile so only made it up 3 miles up. Otherwise a nice gradual incline. Flat for more than half. Only down fall is you can here the noise from the highway..

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Solid, secluded trail. Snow covers the trail starting a couple miles in but its not steep or deep enough to warrant snowshoes/microspikes.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

snowshoeing
snow
2 months ago

Went here twice this week. (April 20). It was fantastic. There were barely any people on Sunday and nobody on Monday. There are NO signs that the trail is closed due to the lockdown (unlike at many other trails). The trails is completely covered in ice and snow. We used crampons (micro-spikes) and poles. We were fine. After about 45 mins (a mile or so for us) the snow gets soft and snowshoes would be even better. Not sure how long these conditions will last- I assume the snow will stick around for a few more weeks.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

snow
3 months ago

It's a snowshoe trail, but today (3/22/20) I completed it with only hiking boots since the snow is packed enough. I suggest crampons if you have them for a little more traction, otherwise it'll just make it a slightly harder workout, which I enjoyed.

hiking
icy
3 months ago

Terrific conditions. Lake is frozen over. Saw baby birds and eagles.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Beautiful day for this hike, no clouds which made the ridge view stunning! TONS of people and dogs. Also is getting pretty slippery, would be a little challenging without traction spikes.

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Stunning views on a beautiful day. Had yaktrax the whole way!

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
icy
3 months ago

Very accessible trail, spikes were convenient in some icy spots. The lake is completely snowed over but snowshoes were nice in that area to explore, but not needed for the hike there. Saw no one early in the morning!

hiking
icy
snow
3 months ago

hiking
snow
3 months ago

Beautiful day for a wonderful hike. Not many people after the first 1/4 mile surprisingly. A couple of skiers and a couple of families. Day was sunny and partly cloudy. Overall it was a great time.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

Fiddling with watch, so missed the first piece of the trail recording. Beautiful hike though. Lake is still buried under snow. Nice steady incline the whole way. Snowshoes a must after about the first 2 miles.

hiking
snow
4 months ago

hiking
snow
4 months ago

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Snowshoed 2/10 on a perfect day. Great views, the mountains were pretty clear, occasional cloud cover.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Great snowshoe trail. Moderate incline, nice views, snow on trail is packed. Lakes not visible. Snowshoes recommended.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Nice hike. It probably will be more beautiful if the rain did not wash out all the snow from the trees. Great view of snowy mountains. There was a short cut from lower lake to middle lake, takes only 10 mins. Short but steep.

skiing
5 months ago

Heading towards upper most of the three kendall peak lakes on skii's on feb 2nd 2020, an ice dam gave way, and a rush of deadly water flowed down the drainage to the 2nd lake. It was an uncomfortably close call - my first time on the terrain above the 2nd lake, and likely a meaningful statistic of which to be aware if one is above the 2nd lake during winter. It was an otherwise great day with sun, views, and around 4" of soft new snow to make the ski down in the sun on the shoe trail actually fun. No photos, sorry. I'm guessing the snow would have hardened by late afternoon - making the decent not much fun.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Beautiful!!! Perfect for snowshoeing!!!!

snowshoeing
fee
icy
snow
5 months ago

Beautiful hike! Parking was a bit difficult due to crowds over the long weekend but it is worth it. It is winter wonderland right now! We took our snowshoes but you really don't need them at least up to two miles in. It is pretty compacted in the middle of the trail to do it just with microspikes or good boots. There were a few skiers on their way down but all very careful. We turned back half way up since it started getting very foggy but was a beautiful hike nonetheless. The only downside was there were quite a few dog poops and poop baggies along the hike, yellow snow is not too bad but poop?!! If you are taking your dog, pick up after your dog please! And you need a sno-park permit to park there.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

6” new snow above 4000’ trail in good condition with a few water crossings in the lower elevations. New storm moving in in the PM while descending. .

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