Best Hikes with Dogs: Inland Northwest
by Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer (The Mountaineers Books)
© Craig Romano & Alan L. Bauer/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.
This guide does not do Kamiak Butte justice. Aside from the trail there is a fantastic day use area and playground as well as an 8 site campground. We like to come here from Pullman for quick Friday night camps with our two small daughters. There are a couple shorter trail options, too.
Trail running, hiking, or a Sunday morning stroll - the Kamiak Butte trail offers a pleasant, forested trail oasis among the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse. A steepish climb on the north side (part of the loop has steps) and a wonderful, gradual ascent/descent (depending on which direction you're going) along the ridge. There are great views from the south side ridge portion of the trail. Bring a picnic lunch for a break on the summit spur or do the loop multiple times for a nice trail run.
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