An interesting piece of topography where a quartzite steptoe summits 650 feet over approximately a 3-mile ascent and return to the parking lot. Views to the south were excellent extending beyond Moscow and Pullman to the Wallowa range 100 miles off in the distance. It was a sunny afternoon with perfect temps in the 60's. So pretty well traversed with hikers from the area. Highly recommended for families with smaller children. Would rate this easier than moderate. Get yourself a backrest against an outcropping of granite and enjoy the view.

loved it. great for the kids and the dogs. We enjoyed the views. being new to the area, it was nice to find a place close to go for a hike.

Favorite local trail

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Nice trail. I did the side trail that added 3 miles and went on private property. No dogs allowed on that section. Would make a great lunch hike.

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4 months ago

Great area for the family to get outside. Walking the trail counter clockwise allows a steep 1.4 mile ascent with more gradual downhill for the return.

Shade is plentiful at the start and end but on top very little. Little ones will need sunscreen.

Very busy trail today, but still quiet enough.

The primitive trail says not for dogs.

on Kamiak Butte Trail

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4 months ago

Good views, especially during early Summer season.

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5 months ago

Have done this many, many times. I especially enjoy going farther to the very top, then along the ridge, and the longer way down, a little more than 5 miles. Nice, shady park and picnic area is a great place to go mid-summer. Wildflowers are fantastic in mid-April.

Great views, trail is in very good condition. Excellent hike. It is 3.5 miles though not 2.4.

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6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

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7 months ago

Nice hike to the summit. Left a little late for the sunset so I hiked a bit faster than normal for a good workout. Stayed the night in the campground and enjoyed that as well.

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11 months ago

Sunday, September 18, 2016

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Monday, September 05, 2016

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.