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Beautiful views! Very dusty, and a lot of bees. There are a couple places where the trail splits, but just stayed on the widest trail and made it to the top no problem. The trail is basically all uphill, but not too steep.

Great hike with a lot of shade. I'm a local and have hiked Kamiak a lot. There's not much difference in "toughness" so I don't think this hike should really be considered "easy." In my opinion, an easy hike is something that someone who is not in shape at all should be able to do. There are a few service roads you can venture off on, as well. So, we turned a 5 mile hike into 6.9 miles. Great fun - just watch out for cyclists.

lots of very pretty scenery, the big rocks, sign, and swing were pretty neat and were a good reward for the short hike. Lots of bees, they appeared to be black bumble bees and were all over in the the side stops and at the top. the foliage was very pretty and had a few plants i hadn't seen too often.

This started off as a great hike! There were no other people and we came across a deer just off the trail. However, like other reviews have said before, the trail is not marked and getting lost is extremely easy. We ended up only doing half of the loop on one side of the road and got to 4 miles. However, this includes our detour when we thought we were on the right trail. Thankfully we had the app and there was service or we would have been lost. Make sure you take a map or have access to the route as you go so you don't end up lost!

Drove two hours, and let me tell you it was worth it!

The hike to the summit and back is actually 3.5 miles. If you continue on the primitive trail you will reach about 4.75 miles. Great hike!

Please please please be careful if you hike off-road here. We have had way too many casualties here in the last few years from people swimming next to the falls or getting too close to cliffs. Bringing dogs or small children is not a good idea because the trail is so steep in some spots.

All of that said, the best time to come is Spring because the falls are still full, and the hikes are gorgeous. I do three different locations: hike out to where you can stand above the falls, hike along the walls of the canyon, and hike down to the water. The trail down to the water is very worn. It gets extremely hot here, so multiple water bottles is a must. Also, parking is by check or cash only unless you have a Discover pass.

This is a gorgeous hike once you reach the top and in a few spots along the trail. It was extremely dusty when we went in early August!!! The dust was so bad, it made me have a coughing fit for a lot of the trip. If you’re sensitive to dust, this is not a great hike for you... at least not during the summer. I imagine it is muddy, rather than dusty in the spring. The views at the top are so worth the trek. Our dog also loved this trail... lots of water stops for her. We only saw one truck, one dirt bike, and one group of hikers while there.

I biked it. Tons of side trails. Steep but glorious.

Smoke wasn't a problem.

hiking
22 days ago

lots of fun! kinda bummed there was still a couple feet of snow still towards the top but still fun!

hiking
24 days ago

This trail is perfect based on its proximity to town. It's easy to get to and offers a variety of terrain and a bunch of cool ladder bridges. There is wildlife up there, I have had one run in with a bull moose, he kept his distance and so did I. The logging has interrupted a lot of the best parts but it is private land and I appreciate that they have let us use the trails for so long.

hiking
26 days ago

The ridge offers 360 degree views of the Palouse and depending on the time of year you visit, the colors will shift, fade and brighten. The dry side of the butte is your typical desert...which means sun in your face and a chance to pretend it's springtime in the dead of winter. The north side of the butte has been taken over by lush forests...which means the wildlife is abundant as well.

The first 1.5 miles take you up to the ridgeThe trail is wide and the switchbacks are easily manageable.. From here you reach that view. And you can meander the ridge about .5 miles to take in every angle.

I managed to wander off the trail as per usual, so my hike ended up being closer to 4.5 miles, but finding a rock to sit on in the blinding sun while the pup ran through the tall grass made it worth it. I highly recommend staying for the sunset as well - just don't forget the park closes at dusk, so your hike down needs to be a bit speedy. You can return the way you came or take the back loop down to the campground.

great hike! really dusty, but beautiful!

hiking
28 days ago

Took two middle school boys on the full loop hike and it was awesome! The views of the fields this time of year are breathtaking. The hike was super easy. It says moderate but we barely broke a sweat. The trail is really well maintained but a little dusty in places so keep that in mind when you pick your hiking shoes. Also, be mindful of the rocks that are sticking out of the ground. They are perfect to catch a toe on and down you go.

has a little bit of everything, including an alternate rustic path up to the summit. great views of the Palouse landscape. the bedrock is quartzite--metamorphosed sandstone....sand from an ancient shoreline. pine trees and prairie flora. would recommend!

Beautiful views. A bit dusty and definitely not a trail but a road. Next a early start

walking
1 month ago

The little hike is well worth it... It's like 1.5hrs away from Tri-Cities. Pretty nice for landscape photography. BUT extremely hot during summer months as it is pretty dry and almost desert-like (like most of South East WA) so make sure you bring plenty of water and sunblock!

Gorgeous views! Being a Colorado native I can be a bit of a hiking snob, but this was a wonderful hike. Not too difficult, but enough to feel like you get a work out and get your blood pumping with various options to shorten or lengthen depending on how much time your able to commit. There’s also a cute little park for the littles that my 1 and 3 yr old boys loved. Absolutely stunning views- this will be a frequent repeat!

hiking
1 month ago

hiked to the bottom of the palouse falls with my dog! 100% worth it at the bottom but wouldn't suggest bringing a dog lol! tons of loose gravel!

June30,2018- We drove all the way from tacoma, 4.5hrs on the road is so worth it! Hiking around the falls was like walk on a park but going down to the falls will kick your ass! Trail eroded but there’s a rope were you can rappel on the way down. And climbing up is the hardest part coz i found myself doing rock climbing (watch out for falling rocks) And never ignore the sign when it says dangerous area. Lol. But it was soooooo worth it.

Great place to spend the day hiking and exploring. Bring plenty of water and watch out for the rattlers.

hiking
1 month ago

Would agree with this being marked as an 'easy' trail. As people have said, there are about 2-3 instances where trail is not clearly marked. Your best bet is to follow the map in the app, and even then expect to backtrack a few wrong turns.

hiking
1 month ago

LOST ON TRAIL TODAY 6/24/18

My hammock in its stuff sack. Met a hiker at the top who said he saw it on his way up and moved it near one of the gates. Searched for almost four hours, hiked to the top a second time in search of the hiker who moved it--no luck. Please contact me at racheld501@yahoo.com, it is very special and irreplaceable. Can describe in great detail, and its return would mean so much to me.

As for the trail, there is a gruesome incline about midway through--but pushing through it is worth the view at the top. Lots of bees, little shade, but quite wonderful scenery

mountain biking
1 month ago

Rode this again this morning after work. The best part of this trail is once you get to the park in Troy, go across the highway and the bike path continues for another 5ish miles toward Kendrick. Beautiful scenery.

hiking
2 months ago

Great short trail to get out of town for a few hours with the dog. There are a few intersections where the trail is unmarked but not too difficult to navigate. Popular trail to run in to mountain bikers but they all were happy to share the trail.

Great narrow trail with steep hills.

hiking
2 months ago

very great place worth driving from Seattle was more what I thought totally the best

walking
2 months ago

Pretty country drive with Easy access to a great view of the waterfall. This is a great place for a picnic but the campground is awful with no trees and outhouse only.

hiking
2 months ago

First time there, we got there early and took our two dogs. Had a great time!

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