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55 Hikes

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
6.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 260 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(2 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
A hike on an old railroad grade through a Whitman County Park and wildlife preserve.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
3.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 900 ft.
Highest Point: 3600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.75
(12 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Kamiak Butte rises out of the rolling Palouse farmland to an elevation of 3641 feet. Forming something of a forested island, it is some of the only hiking opportunities avialable in an area where agriculture is king. Hikers who venture to the summit are rewarded with a rolling patchwork of green and yellow fields in every direction, and bright blue skies overhead.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.5 miles of trails
Gain: 45 ft.
Highest Point: 882 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.50
(2 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
The Arthur G. Rempel Nature Trail is a small series of trails inside the Fort Walla Walla Natural Area. The trail is easily accessible from Walla Walla and College Place, providing a great respite from the city and a close-in opportunity for birdwatching.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.6 miles, one-way
Gain: 2500 ft.
Highest Point: 5600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.20
(5 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
Wildflowers, wildlife, and great views of Eastern Washington’s wild Blue Mountains: the Panjab Loop Trail offers it all.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.2 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 400 ft.
Highest Point: 6250 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.67
(3 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Summits
Table Rock and its fire lookout is a must-visit site accessible by car.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1200 ft.
Highest Point: 3680 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.20
(5 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Rivers
A refreshing hike through shady forest along one of the rivers that lends its name to the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1400 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
Canyon hike starting at the Snake River.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 803 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.35
(23 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Waterfalls
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers

All trails into the canyon and base of Palouse Falls are permanently closed

The iconic Palouse Falls -- Washington State's official falls -- is not to be missed.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
20.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1750 ft.
Highest Point: 3080 ft.
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0.00
(0 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Old growth
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
This trail follows the north fork of Asotin Creek before climbing to Pinkham Butte.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
9.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 3800 ft.
Highest Point: 6200 ft.
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  • Summits
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Walk through an old burn with views of the Wallowas and the Blue Mountains.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.8 miles, one-way
Gain: 1435 ft.
Highest Point: 5480 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
Enjoy fantastic views of the Blue Mountains from this cozy retreat on the edge of the Umatilla National Forest.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 420 ft.
Highest Point: 1600 ft.
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0.00
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While the rest of Eastern Washington is still covered in ice and snow, cross the border into Idaho and descend into North America’s deepest canyon to find early wildflowers and regional history.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
2.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 0 ft.
Highest Point: 1160 ft.
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0.00
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
The Chief Joseph Wildlife Area sits in the very southeast corner of Washington State. This trail follows Joseph Creek for a couple miles before ending in overgrowth.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
48.5 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 4000 ft.
Highest Point: 6387 ft.
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  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Ridges/passes
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
From mountain peak to Wild and Scenic River, this long loop takes in a range of terrain, wildlife and views.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
4.7 miles, one-way
Gain: 2540 ft.
Highest Point: 5189 ft.
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0.00
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  • Wildlife
Delve deep into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness via the shortest access to the upper Wenaha River from the Washington side.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
Highest Point: 3612 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(2 votes)
  • Mountain views
  • Wildlife
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
Fans of geology, history and, of course, nature can enjoy this 168-acre day-use park. The top of the butte has magnificent views from above the Palouse Hills, and you can learn more about the area’s unique geology from interpretive panels at the summit.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
13.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2840 ft.
Highest Point: 5280 ft.
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0.00
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This trail in the Umatilla National Forest starts at the end of Forest Service Road 6512 at Table Springs Ridge and goes to Bear Creek. It uses to provide access to the Walla Walla River drainage trail loop system which is used for fishing, hunting, camping, horseback riding, hiking and more
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
1.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 60 ft.
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0.00
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Wildlife
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs not allowed
  • Fall foliage
Stroll though a remnant of Palouse prairie, wetland and steppe ecosystem.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
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  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Old growth
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Fall foliage
  • Rivers
This trail begins at the easily accessible Teepee trailhead and connects to multiple trails within the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness, making it possible to hike as an out-and-back or create longer routes.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
3.4 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 470 ft.
Highest Point: 2600 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
  • Fall foliage
The trailhead for this section of the Palouse to Cascades Trail is found just south of Spokane and west of Tekoa.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
8.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 500 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.67
(3 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Good for kids
  • Ridges/passes
This flower-lined trail with big views will make you wonder if the Blue Mountains earned their name from the carpets of larkspur along the route.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
10.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2900 ft.
Highest Point: 5700 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
3.43
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Established campsites
  • Ridges/passes
  • Summits
Located deep in the Wenaha-Tucannon wilderness, the Rattlesnake Trail promises wildflowers, expansive views, and even solitude. It's possible to do an out-and-back hike to Indian Corral, but many opt to do the loop with the Panjab Loop.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
6.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 987 ft.
Highest Point: 6387 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
4.14
(7 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Dogs allowed on leash
The most prominent peak in the Blue mountains, the views from the trailhead are great, and just get better as hikers approach the Oregon Butte Lookout as the full expanse of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness unfolds before them in a 360 degree radius.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
2.6 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 80 ft.
Highest Point: 580 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.33
(3 votes)
  • Wildlife
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Rivers
A low-key stroll to riparian wild-life viewing along the Tucannon River.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
16.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 1000 ft.
Highest Point: 6401 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
2.75
(4 votes)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Ridges/passes
  • Wildlife
  • Established campsites
  • Mountain views
  • Summits
  • Good for kids
  • Dogs allowed on leash
Despite the name, Mount Misery trail offers a delightful hike to the Oregon Butte Lookout, situated on a hilltop in the remote Blue Mountains.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
5.0 miles, one-way
Gain: 2547 ft.
Highest Point: 5500 ft.
Rating:
Average rating:
0.00
(0 votes)
  • Rivers
This unmaintained trail follows Dexter Ridge south across the Washington-Oregon border and down to the Wenaha River.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
Rating:
Average rating:
4.00
(1 vote)
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids
Just over the state line in Idaho, McCroskey Memorial State Park is a worthy stop for a leg stretch on a long drive.
 
 

Eastern Washington > Palouse and Blue Mountains

 
9.0 miles, roundtrip
Gain: 2000 ft.
Highest Point: 4900 ft.
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  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
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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.
Rating:
Average rating:
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.
Rating:
Average rating:
5.00
(1 vote)
  • Wildflowers/Meadows
  • Mountain views
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Ridges/passes
  • Summits
  • 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.