Kamiak Butte Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews

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

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
679 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

2 months ago

Beautiful! loved hiking this trail!

2 months ago

Beautiful 360 views of The Palouse from the top. Go all the way to the top!

hiking
3 months ago

January hike on a sunny day. Icy trail on the north side in the shade. Enjoyed powering uphill wherever possible. Poles definitely came in handy.

3 months ago

Beautiful view and fun trip, VERY slippery when rainy tho

5 months ago

it's a great Trail the wind blows at the top there's a Park camping site and beautiful views of the Palouse

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful view.

5 months ago

Great trail. Easy fun hike that takes just a few hours.

6 months ago

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.

7 months ago

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.

8 months ago

Favorite local trail

10 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.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 months ago

Good views, especially during early Summer season.

hiking
11 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.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

hiking
Thursday, March 09, 2017

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.

hiking
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.

hiking
Saturday, September 03, 2016

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.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Pretty view of the weath fields.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Good short hike, with great view of the palouse

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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
Sunday, June 12, 2016

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
Friday, May 27, 2016

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!

Friday, April 08, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

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

Sunday, February 14, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, January 05, 2016

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
Monday, October 19, 2015

Easy and nice view at the top

hiking
Saturday, October 17, 2015

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

hiking
Sunday, August 23, 2015

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

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