Kamiak Butte Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Kamiak Butte Trail is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Palouse, WA that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.4 miles 717 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Good hike and some good views! you can do an hour hike or do the whole loop which takes about 2 hours. Easy to find.

hiking
3 months ago

A fairly easy trek. The trails are well maintained and wide enough to walk two by two. it is dog friendly, well marked, has plenty of parking at the trail head, and has a nice view of the palouse once you are at the top.

3 months ago

Pretty view of the weath fields.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Good short hike, with great view of the palouse

3 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

One of my favorite spots on the Palouse. Kamiak offers a nice picnic area (with bathroom) and then a decent trail through woods and up to great views along the top of the ridge. There are some lesser-used trails that allow you to wander some of the lower areas of the park as well, which are nice when the sun is high. In the summer the park often offers different "campfire conversations" that bring local history and nature buffs in for free presentations.

hiking
5 months ago

Walked the loop that included the initial vista and the summit. Accidentally stopped recording for a portion of the hike. So, that's why it doesn't look like a loop. Excellent views and a pleasant hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Absolutely beautiful and would recommend to anyone! We also did a little bit of geocaching while we were up there. It was a great day hike!

7 months ago

I did this hike last week it was amazing and very rewarding views from the top!

hiking
8 months ago

Fairly simple trail with a great view, wonderful to take kids on!

9 months ago

Ended up climbing straight to the top instead of following the trail.

hiking
11 months ago

A gorgeous little trail less than 20 minutes from Pullman.

I personally prefer taking the primitive trail to the summit on the way up, and the main trail down to the first parking lot on the way down. The primitive trail gives some wonderful views of the Palouse on the way up, and is significantly less-traveled than the main trail. (although it can be a little steep and slippery, especially if it's icy or snowy). The walk along the ridge offers some great views during clear days, and is mysterious and lovely on foggy days.

Not a very long hike, but when you're itching to get out of town for a few hours, but can't go far, this is perfect!

birding
1 year ago

Easy and nice view at the top

geocaching
1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Nice loop and great views. Wish people obeyed leash laws more and didn't leave bags of poop along the trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Great short hike with a super view! Fun small rock outcrops along the trail crest.

hiking
1 year ago

Kamiak is relatively easy. I make it harder by going up the steep part of the trail and coming down the more moderate part.

hiking
1 year ago

Quick, mid level, definitely awesome for friends or dates!