Kendall Knob #1 is locally known for being a great winter snowshoe destination. This sub-peak of the larger Kendall Peak about 2 miles to the north is home to excellent views of the Snoqualmie Pass area as well as up to the north and the east. Mountains such as Rampart Ridge, Kendall Peak, Granite Mountain, Silver Peak and even on a clear day Moun Rainier rule the sky.
The ideal time to go up to Kendall Knob is winter. Like most mountains in the Snoqualmie Area pass on this peak is the avalanche danger is great that a three on NWAC forecast. But compared to many other peaks and destination in the region this mountain is a much safer all by the fact that it passes few open areas. The least difficult route is by a long closed service road which takes you most of the way to the broad open summit of Kendall Knob. It is best to do in winter when the snow is covering the road making for an excellent snowshoe. Toal distance roundtrip is 6 miles and 1800 feet of elevation gain.
Map of the Route
Getting ThereVIA THE GOLD CREEK SNOWPARK: From I-90 go east of Snoqualmie Pass 2 miles to the Hyak Exit 54. Once off the ramp head east (left if from Seattle) and pull into the obvious trailhead on the left.
Red TapeSnow Park Pass is needed in winter. It is $21 dollars for the day and $42 for the year and can be purchased at any National Forest Ranger Station and REI.
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CampingCamping is legal on the summit area. Don't camp though near the trailhead due to the close proximity to private land.
External LinksTrip Report on Kendall Knob
Local information on Kendall Knob