Boyer Park Bluffs

Pullman, Washington

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
Boyer Park, nestled along the banks of the Snake River, offers great hiking in the transition zone between the river and the sageland country above. The established trail provides a great outing in and of itself, but adventurous hikers can cross the road and ramble cross-country onto the slopes above the river, heading up to rimrock bluffs at the top of the canyon wall. It’s excellent rattlesnake country up there, but it’s also great habitat for mule deer and rocket-fast chukar—the upland game bird with a unique defense against predators (including human hunters): They like to run up steep slopes until they feel the predator is too close, then they take wing and zoom downslope at amazing speeds. They’re beautiful birds if you can get close enough to see them.
Best Desert Hikes Washington

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Best Desert Hikes Washington

by Alan L. Bauer & Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

Boyer Park, nestled along the banks of the Snake River, offers great hiking in the transition zone between the river and the sageland country above. The established trail provides a great outing in and of itself, but adventurous hikers can cross the road and ramble cross-country onto the slopes above the river, heading up to rimrock bluffs at the top of the canyon wall.

It’s excellent rattlesnake country up there, but it’s also great habitat for mule deer and rocket-fast chukar—the upland game bird with a unique defense against predators (including human hunters): They like to run up steep slopes until they feel the predator is too close, then they take wing and zoom downslope at amazing speeds. They’re beautiful birds if you can get close enough to see them.

©  Alan L. Bauer & Dan A. Nelson/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Pullman
Distance: 4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 650 feet
Top Elevation: 2,200 feet
Local Contacts: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Local Maps: Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Pullman
Driving Directions: Directions to Boyer Park Bluffs

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Activity Feed

May 2018