Red Pond Loop via Pacific Crest Trail and Old Commonwealth Trail

based on 112 tracks & routes #1 hike out of 319 in
9.7 mi
Distance
4 hrs 30 min
Time
terrain
2,392 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a moderate loop trail in Alpine Lakes Wilderness.

This trail goes by Red Pond.

Sights to See


Public Tracks

Nicholas Heilweil 4 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 1 year, 10 months ago
Old Commonwealth Trail, King County, WA, USA

Skied off ridge through the trees to commonwealth basin

Phil Lewis 6 months, 2 weeks ago
N2rolfe 1 year, 8 months ago
olimerkei 2 years, 10 months ago