Pedal the Palouse

pedal_color_lgTransparentThe Palouse is a great place for biking with everything from 35 miles of paved bike paths to full-on single track mountain biking, and some great hilly low traffic road riding thrown in just for fun. We will get you rolling in the right direction! For your safety, helmets are always recommended. Hand signal your stops and turns. There are endless possibilities for loops on gravel roads in the Palouse, but gravel riding is not everyone’s cup of tea. If it is yours, head out for your own adventure with help from knowledgeable staff at B&L Bicycles at 219 E Main St in Pullman. Bring tools, food, water and use fat tires for washboard. Click here for your Big picture map

For more details on area trails and routes follow this link: Pedal the Palouse

Thriftiqueing on the Palouse!

There are many shops along the Palouse Scenic Byway where you can find unusual antiques and one-of-a-kind items. For a list of places to browse and shop, download this quick and easy guide, or pick one up along the Byway! Thriftiques on the Palouse

 Throughout the Byway

Steptoe Butte, which is off of Highway 195 north of Colfax, is a quartzite butte that rises 3,618 into the sky and offers spectacular panoramic views of the Palouse region.

Kamiak Butte, north of Pullman off of Highway 27, rises 3,641 feet and offers beautiful views, hiking trails and camping sites.
Click here for a hiking brochure.

Bald Butte, south of Pullman off of Highway 195.
Tekoa Mountain, near Tekoa, is the highest point in the county.
Palouse Falls State Park, in the channeled scablands near Washtucna, has falls that cascade 198 feet into a round salt rock canyon.
Rolling Hills and Farmlands
Native American History
Windblown Loess
Palouse River
Small Towns, rural America

By Town


  • Play a round of golf at the Colfax Golf Club
  • Learn about Colfax history at the Perkins House Museum


  • Tour St Gall’s Catholic Church
  • View the impressive holiday light display in Nov/Dec


  • Stop by their little store to get what you need!


  • Visit the historic ghost town of Elberton
  • Relax by the Garfield fish pond
  • Pick your own apples at the orchard


  • Visit the historic stone houses of LaCrosse
  • Play or relax at the city park
  • Have a meal at the LaCrosse Cafe


  • Tour the Barron Flour Mill
  • Stay at the Castle House Bed & Breakfast
  • Have a latte and homemade cinnamon roll at Ditzy’s, Neats & Dumb Dumbs


  • Visit the Newspaper & Printing Museum
  • Treasure hunt at unique downtown shops


  • Walk or bike on the Chipman Trail
  • Visit museums on the WSU campus
  • Shop and dine in downtown Pullman


  • Stop by the historic restored Texaco Visitor’s Center
  • Shop for antiques, art, and books
  • See the John Wayne Trail


  • Hike or hangglide on Tekoa Mountain
  • Enjoy a live performance at the historic restored Empire Theatre
  • Enjoy a summer horse show or rodeo at the Iron Horse Arena


  • Photograph the famous wagon wheel fence
  • Shop for antiques at one of several specialty shops
  • Visit a dairy barn transformed into an art center – Artisans at the Dahmen Barn