Pacific Crest Trail: WA Section 9

STEVENS PASS to KENNEDY RIDGE: This 40.4-mile leg serves up plenty of challenge and isolation: bottomless canyons, long talus slopes, and raging creeks add an extra edge to the overall beauty.
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STEVENS PASS to KENNEDY RIDGE: This 40.4-mile leg serves up plenty of challenge and isolation: bottomless canyons, long talus slopes, and raging creeks add an extra edge to the overall beauty.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 65.1

Waypoints

PCT1614

Location: 47.7476997375488, -121.088096618652

Head NE from Stevens Pass

PCT1615

Location: 47.7745170593262, -121.109634399414

Cross creek

PCT1616

Location: 47.7797012329102, -121.11336517334

Pass nice camp near creek

PCT1617

Location: 47.8065986633301, -121.086364746094

Go L toward Union Gap @ jct. with Smithbrook Trail

PCT1618

Location: 47.8207168579102, -121.095169067383

Cross cascading creek

PCT1619

Location: 47.8239517211914, -121.09839630127

Continue straight or take spur on R to stock camp by Lake Janus

PCT1620

Location: 47.8292999267578, -121.114753723145

Camp with water

PCT1621

Location: 47.845817565918, -121.154518127441

Pass a single campspot on summit of Grizzly Peak; superb hiking and views on this ridge system

PCT1622

Location: 47.878833770752, -121.158782958984

Top Lake Trail; stay left

PCT1623

Location: 47.8791160583496, -121.165901184082

Meadow Creek Trail; stay R at Pear Lake

PCT1624

Location: 47.9126167297363, -121.177764892578

Creek with nice grassy camp

PCT1625

Location: 47.9235992431641, -121.184997558594

Stay straight @ jct. with West Cady Ridge Trail

PCT1626

Location: 47.9282493591309, -121.177749633789

Bear R; Pass Creek Trail enters from the L

PCT1627

Location: 47.9321670532227, -121.173416137695

Bear L @ jct. with Cady Creek Trail

PCT1628

Location: 47.9546012878418, -121.157615661621

Cross creek below Skykomish Peak; trail curves to the NE

PCT1629

Location: 47.9606819152832, -121.152618408203

Cross outlet of Lake Sally Ann

PCT1630

Location: 47.9639511108398, -121.146598815918

Veer L @ jct.; head NW towards Wards Pass

PCT1631

Location: 47.9772491455078, -121.148719787598

Bear R where 2 trails enter from the L; continue heading NE

PCT1632

Location: 47.9843673706055, -121.135269165039

Continue straight @ jct. with Little Wenatchee Trail

PCT1633

Location: 47.988468170166, -121.124786376953

Cross creek

PCT1634

Location: 47.9973983764648, -121.121116638184

Stay straight @ Indian Creek Trail jct.
This point marks the start of the official detour as outlined by the forest service in the PCT Data Book. The official PCT is on the L; much of the trail and all of the bridges were destroyed and it is officially "impassable."

PCT1635

Location: 48.0146484375, -121.128547668457

Bear L @ jct. with White River Trail; this is the start of the Johnathan Ley alternate

PCT1636

Location: 48.0179672241211, -121.129150390625

Set up camp @ Reflection Lake

PCT1637

Location: 48.036548614502, -121.156936645508

Creek crossing

PCT1638

Location: 48.0364990234375, -121.157867431641

Stay R @ Y

PCT1639

Location: 48.0675315856934, -121.157386779785

Creek crossing

PCT1640

Location: 48.0723342895508, -121.153984069824

Cross creek

PCT1641

Location: 48.0739822387695, -121.15503692627

Log crossing upstream of trail

PCT1642

Location: 48.0755844116211, -121.155799865723

PCT @ destroyed bridge

PCT1643

Location: 48.1089668273926, -121.178413391113

Bear R @ Y

PCT1644

Location: 48.1164169311523, -121.176567077637

Continue NE toward Kennedy Creek

PCT1645

Location: 48.1238174438477, -121.171585083008

Cross Kennedy Creek;

PCT1646

Location: 48.1223182678223, -121.177131652832

Stay straight @ jct on Kennedy Ridge to continue on PCT; to leave PCT, head downhill on Kennedy Ridge to Kennedy Hot Spring, then out along White Chuck River to Owl Creek Campground for road access.

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Ridge Views

Location: 47.8488998413086, -121.154708862305

Views north of Grizzly Peak ©Jack Haskel

Ridge Views

Location: 47.8481483459473, -121.155136108398

Views north of Grizzly Peak ©Jack Haskel

Ridge Views

Location: 47.8474006652832, -121.155456542969

Views north of Grizzly Peak ©Jack Haskel

Ridge Views

Location: 47.8467559814453, -121.155570983887

Views north of Grizzly Peak ©Jack Haskel

Multihued foliage

Location: 47.8705863952637, -121.154823303223

An explosion of color. ©Jack Haskel

Lakelet

Location: 48.0117645263672, -121.129829406738

©Jack Haskel

Blazing sky

Location: 48.0470161437988, -121.175254821777

©Jack Haskel

Hills and peaks

Location: 48.050407409668, -121.165084838867

©A PCT'ers strides through golden hillsides. ©Jack Haskel

Cloud-covered peak

Location: 48.1222534179688, -121.167686462402

Hulking Glacier Peak shrouded in mist. ©Jack Haskel