Kendall Monument Trail

Total Miles
21.5

Elevation

1,747.89 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This route travels from the Kendall Monument to NF-64. It runs in either direction but is closed in the winter. It's not a difficult or technical trail, but it is slow-going due to potholes and generally rocky trail surfaces throughout. The southern end is accessible directly off of Touchet Road, and the northern end is right at the Kendall Monument at the summit of Patrick Grade. Cell service is spotty throughout the trip depending on your cellular carrier, so plan accordingly.

Photos of Kendall Monument Trail

Kendall Monument Trail
Kendall Monument Trail
Kendall Monument Trail

Difficulty

The trail is primarily forest two-track road with several areas of potholes and exposed rock making for a rough, slow travel surface.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Chris Canaday
May 26, 2024
4x4
Obstructed
Deep Snow
We pulled a Toyota 4 runner out with our SxS and the snow was still 4 to 5 ‘ deep about 2 to 3 miles from Godman campground where we stayed

Access Description

North Entrance: From Dayton, take Eckler Mountain Road to the east until it merges with Cemetery Road and then becomes Kendall Skyline Road. Continue on Kendall Skyline Road to the summit where you will see the Kendall Monument on your right, and this is the start of the trail. This is a good place to air down as the trail is rough. South Entrance: From Dayton, take North Touchet Road directly to the intersection with the Kendall Skyline Road, approximately 1.3 miles beyond the entrance to the Bluewood ski area. The trail exits to the left and heads due east back toward Kendall Monument. This is a good place to air down, as the trail is rough.

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