Ridge Lake via Pacific Crest Trail

2 reviews #330 hike out of 1110 in
7.4 mi
Distance
3 hrs 23 min
Time
terrain
2,536 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate one way trail to Ridge Lake in Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

This crosses Kendall Katwalk.



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    3 years ago
    What a day to spend in this beautiful fall weather! Original plan was a round trip to Kendall Katwalk and back, but we still had energy left to continue on to Ridge Lake. Stopped right after the Katwalk for lunch and the views which were amazing! Trail is a gradual climb over the 6 miles up so not too many rest stops. After the Katwalk the terrain is so much different and the fall colors really popped out. So beautiful and fresh. Sat down at Ridge Lake for about an hour just enjoying the moment. Wandered around the lake a bit and found some more amazing views of the cascades. The hike back wasn’t too bad, clouds started to roll in, but no rain. Lots of people on the trail, it was a Saturday after all. Found a parking spot with no issue by 9am. When we left there were cars parked along the side roads.
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barbhyatt 1 year ago
Kendall Katwalk/Ridge Lake
Cheryl, Cathy It was a cloudy day, but still beautiful. We made it all the way to Ridge Lake, which was challenging to see because of fog. The trail from the Katwalk to Ridge Lake is absolutely gorgeous. I need to go back on a sunny day.
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Phil Lewis 3 years, 3 months ago
Trailhead Parking, King County to 1928 S Ash St, Tacoma, WA, USA
Missing a small bit (forgot to unpause) between Katwalk and Ridge. Add .25 mile maybe.
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Troy Mason 4 years, 1 month ago
PCT Ridge Lake (9/9/17, 12:08:47PM)
Attempt on Mt Thomson. Rained out!
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