Dubbed the heartland of the Inland Pacific Northwest, the picturesque Palouse region located on the Washington-Idaho border is known for its rolling hills and thousands of miles of wheat fields.
The landscape is a vibrant green in spring and turns to a beautiful gold for the fall harvest, making it a photographer’s dream destination.
There are many areas to explore, but perhaps the best place to take in Palouse’s beauty is at Kamiak Butte. Hike through its trails to see some of the most amazing views of the area, and catch up to a 360-degree view of the entire region at the top of its summit. On a clear day, you may even glimpse the Blue Mountains to the south and the Rocky Mountains to the east.
To get the full experience, roll your windows down and take a long drive across the Palouse Scenic Byway. The area is home to Washington State’s official waterfall, Palouse Falls, but it is also filled with beautiful sites and friendly locals in the cities of Pullman, Colfax, Moscow, and Palouse.
Awash with rich history and stories worth sharing, the Palouse region is a hidden treasure just waiting to be explored.