Scenic Vistas
Kamiak Butte rises 3,641 feet and offers 298 acres for hiking, picnicking, camping, and sightseeing. The area boasts over 130 species of birds, 170 species of plants, and nearly 30 species of mammals for wildlife viewing. A favorite spot for photography, a hike to the crest offers spectacular panoramic views of the rolling hills of the Palouse with the patchwork of fields and farmlands changing with the seasons. Call 509-397-6238 for more information.
Steptoe Butte rises 3,618 feet into the sky and offers a spectacular 360 degree view of the Palouse. You can drive or hike the 3.1 miles to the top of the butte. Activities include bird watching, hang-gliding, paragliding, remote/control flying machines, hiking, photography, sightseeing, and picnicking. Call 509-646-9218 for more information.
Located at Boyer Park & Marina, the Snake River Trail stretches 4.5 miles from the bank of historic Almota Creek, which was a Lewis and Clark Expedition stop, through Boyer Park and eastward to the base of Lower Granite Dam. The trail features handicap and non-motorized access as well as a series of 6 interpretive signs dealing with the Columbia Snake River system, dams, river geology, hydroelectric power, and transport of commodities. Contact Boyer Park at 509-397-3208 for more information.
A short drive off the Byway lies Palouse Falls State Park, a hidden oasis for the visitor. A drive to the falls takes you off the beaten path to an unbelievable view of waterfalls cascading 198 feet into a round salt-rock canyon. The falls are unique because they emerge from the channeled scablands of southeastern Washington, an arid landscape. Call 509-646-9218 for more information.
Tekoa Mountain is the highest point in the county.