Red Mountain via Pacific Crest Trail and Commonwealth Basin Trail

based on 111 tracks & routes #3 hike out of 281 in
7.7 mi
3 hrs 24 min
2,664 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult one way trail in Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

This trail goes by Red Mountain and Red Pond.

This is an alternate route for Webb's Lodge via Old Commonwealth Trail.

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Nicholas Heilweil 5 years, 6 months ago
Rob: Kendall Katwalk
This was an attempt to get to Kendall Katwalk, but the snow made it super-slow going, and we tan out of time (also lost the trail in the deep snow). As you can see... it was snow-packed from the parking lot. Couldn't even get in (with our 4x4 Range Rover. A few cars parked outside, so we joined them, and made our way up. The avalanche center didn't call for any warnings, but you could sure tell that things were ominous about half way up. Had our gators and microspikes on from the get-go, but it was still super hard to find grip. First time i've slid down an emabankment (~50 feet), and it sure made us think twice about going on the catwalk. Amazing day in the sunshine, and only around 4 other hikers all day (they didn't have spikes, so the turned around much earlier). Definitely need to go back in a month to do the rest of this. Beautiful vistas in the snow, though... so it was still great!
Mitchell Gold 2 years, 11 months ago
Old Commonwealth Trail, King County, WA, USA
Skied off ridge through the trees to commonwealth basin
cgraziano6 3 months, 3 weeks ago
Phil Lewis 1 year, 6 months ago
BrownCoat 2 years, 3 months ago
N2rolfe 2 years, 8 months ago
nandyhill 2 years, 10 months ago
Erik James 2 years, 12 months ago
olimerkei 3 years, 10 months ago
littletree 3 years, 11 months ago
robert.arora 4 years ago
Julie Dasso 4 years, 6 months ago