Snowshoe Kendall Peak Lakes

9 Miles Round Trip - 2000 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Kendall Peak Lakes - Search Nearby - Added by Sarina Clark

Quick drive from Seattle brings you to a winter wonderland. 

This hike starts at the Gold Creek sno-park. You need the sno-park and discover pass for this. Park on the side of the road and start hiking up from there. Hike road up and up and up! It's very compact snow (at the moment, that will change fast with new snow coming in). We ended up leaving our snowshoes in the car and opted for microspikes the whole time. When you are just about at the top, there is a fork in the boot paths. We missed this and went right to an awesome overlook of the valley, that I highly recommend. Just a quick walk back down and we were supposedly at the first lake (couldn't see it at all). Someone set up half an igloo for snow camping, so it was a perfect place to eat lunch and drink hot cocoa. We ventured on to almost the second lake, but at this point the snow was loose and we were post-holing deep and freezing cold so decided to turn around. It was quick getting back down but encountered many people on the way. Overall took us 4.5 hours and our GPS said 9 miles and 2000 EG for what we did.

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Snowshoeing
Hiking
Bathrooms
Lake
Scenic

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9 Miles
2000 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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