Kamiak Butte Trail

MODERATE 60 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
715 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
23 days 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
27 days ago

Good views, especially during early Summer season.

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

hiking
3 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.

3 months ago

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9 months ago

hiking
9 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
9 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.

10 months ago

Pretty view of the weath fields.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Good short hike, with great view of the palouse

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

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.