"This is one of those classic Cascade Mountain hikes justifiably famous for lots of reasons. First and foremost are the wildflowers; you’ll see plenty of them in the talus fields the trail traverses. And then there’s views everywhere: northward to Mount Thompson and into the heart of the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, south to Mount Rainier, westward across the valley to Red Mountain and Guye Peak, east to Keechelus Lake. Finally, don’t miss the Katwalk—a stretch of trail blasted out of a rock wall. All this makes the Kendall Katwalk one of the most popular hikes around Snoqualmie Pass, so be prepared for herds of people on sunny weekends.
Plants You Might See: Aconitum columbianum, Monkshood, Ranunculaceae Anaphalis margaritacea, Pearly everlasting, Asteraceae Asarum caudatum, Wild ginger, Aristolochiaceae Erigeron glacialis, Subalpine daisy, Asteraceae Erythranthe guttata, Yellow monkeyflower, Phrymaceae Erythranthe lewisii, Lewis’s monkeyflower, Phrymaceae Goodyera oblongifolia, Rattlesnake plantain, Orchidaceae Lilium columbianum, Leopard lily, Liliaceae Rhododendron albiflorum, White rhododendron, Ericaceae Trillium ovatum, Trillium, Liliaceae Veratrum viride, Green false hellebore, Liliaceae"