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57 Hikes

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 4900 ft.
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Hike out along a skyline ridge looking over with the Snake and Salmon River Canyons thousands of feet below. In season, the flower show is stunning. Bring lots of water as there is none along the ridge.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 4500 ft.
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4.25
(4 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
Nestled in the far, far southeast corner of Washington State, Puffer Butte is a year-round favorite, and the jewel of the Fields Spring State Park -- a beautiful part of the state park system here.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 4000 ft.
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5.00
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
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  • Good for kids
A great first-of-spring hike for the whole family less than an hour from Walla Walla. A top of ridge hike looks down into the North Fork of the Umatilla River.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1540 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
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This well-maintained trail follows along the North Fork Walla Walla River. Large trees provide shade for most of the hike, and all the flora and fauna that come with being near water.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
3.5 miles of trails
Gain: 428 ft.
Highest Point: 783 ft.
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These trails provide a multitude of multi-season hikes of varying difficultly. The reward is great views of the Columbia River and the geology of Wallula Gap from the east side of the river.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
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Start out from the Touchet Corral Sno-park in the Umatilla National Forest. The first section is on singletrack trail, but the way quickly transitions to an old roadbed and stays like this until it ends at the intersection with Kendall Skyline Road.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1300 ft.
Highest Point: 5400 ft.
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
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  • Good for kids
Explore from ridgelines to river in a remote corner of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
17.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.
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3.00
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
A long approach to access wild creeks that flow through steep terrain from the top to the bottom of the Blue Mountains makes Crooked Creek best hiked as part of a backpacking adventure.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2500 ft.
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Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
Hike down into a canyon starting at 1000 feet of elevation and descending. The trail is an old road that goes for several miles.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.0 miles of trails
Gain: 30 ft.
Highest Point: 680 ft.
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4.50
(4 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
The Snake River Trail is 4 miles of paved trail along the river and through the popular Boyer Park and Marina. It has stunning views of the river, bluffs, and the Lower Granite Lock & Dam.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
21.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2700 ft.
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This backpack loop starts low where water and trees abound, then climbs high to take in the views on the Mount Misery trail's open ridges. An easy one- or two- night backpack trip, give some thought to campsite locations to take advantage of the few springs that are available in the high country.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.5 miles, one-way
Gain: 2600 ft.
Highest Point: 4800 ft.
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This trail begins at Crooked Creek Trail 3100 and ends at Smooth Ridge Trail 3105 (Moore Flat). It is maintained for foot and horse traffic since it is located within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1500 ft.
Highest Point: 3000 ft.
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Famous for its wildlife, the 4-O Ranch portion of the Chief Joseph Wildlife Area provides hikers with access to the Grand Ronde River in the Blue Mountains. Walk over rolling hills and through ponderosa pine woodlands as you search for numerous species that call the area home.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
39.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2885 ft.
Highest Point: 5000 ft.
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  • Established campsites
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This trail, just over the border in Oregon, begins at a BLM trailhead, and ends at Deduct Pond on Forest Service Road 65-650.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2648 ft.
Highest Point: 5724 ft.
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Just minutes from downtown Dayton, Middle Point Ridge trail offers a vigorous hike to high meadow and forest views of the Blue Mountains as it climbs the spine of Middle Point Ridge.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
6.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 4700 ft.
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  • Dogs allowed on leash
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This trail has spectacular views into the high country and is well worth the effort it takes to get to the top.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
0.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 10 ft.
Highest Point: 1400 ft.
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Average rating:
3.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
Visit an uncommonly lush riparian habitat mixed with old-grown Ponderosa pines along the Touchet River.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
45.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 9234 ft.
Highest Point: 6387 ft.
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Embark on a long, lovely backpacking trip through some of the wild and open wilderness in the Wenaha-Tucannon area.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
11.8 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 3100 ft.
Highest Point: 5504 ft.
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3.50
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
Descend into the heart of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness from the historic Godman Guard Station, crossing through the Rainbow Creek Research Natural Area.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
29.9 miles, one-way
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 4000 ft.
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Average rating:
4.00
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
Hike along a section of the Wenaha River in the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2060 ft.
Highest Point: 5300 ft.
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4.25
(4 votes)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
This creekside trail winds through old-growth, connecting the Panjab Trail to the Teepee Trailhead.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
34.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
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The Third Creek trail immediately plunges into dense forest. This hike drops 2000 feet along its length before intersecting the Diamond Peak Trail and parallelling Crooked Creek before reaching the Wenaha River Trail.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
9.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2540 ft.
Highest Point: 6529 ft.
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Average rating:
3.40
(5 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
  • Ridges/passes
Smooth Ridge offers incredible views into the rugged heart of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.0 miles of trails
Gain: 0 ft.
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5.00
(2 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Lakes
A local spot to cool down when the temperatures soar in Walla Walla, Bennington Lake is a favored spot for hikers, birders, anglers, runners, and lots of local wildlife.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
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Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
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Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
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2.50
(4 votes)