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Best view of Palouse - Drive to the top

I can't imagine a better place to spend a sunrise or sunset. No hiking required - drive all the way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Julie B
Findlay, Ohio
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Awesome view from the summit, and the tables at the base are good for a picnic lunch on a warm day

Beautiful 360 degree view of the Palouse from the summit on a clear day. We arrived on a hot August... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't imagine a better place to spend a sunrise or sunset. No hiking required - drive all the way to the top. View is unbelievable!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Beautiful 360 degree view of the Palouse from the summit on a clear day. We arrived on a hot August Tuesday at 11am, and the summit was deserted. During our 30 minute stay four more cars arrived. We had a WA State Parks Pass so...More

Thank JeffB4706
Reviewed August 24, 2018

Beautiful rolling hills area with a farmhouse here and there. Fairly isolated, but worth a look. We went most of the way up and had great views from the Butte itself. There are outhouses in the park.

Thank loverainsky
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Plan to be here well before sunrise or sunset in order to have a good parking and viewing spot. The iconic views are to be had with a long telephoto lens, but just standing there and taking in the view of the rolling hills is...More

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

My adult son brought here on our visit to the Palouse. Wow. The views at the top are phenomenal. There were benches to sit on, plenty of parking, and portapotties. There were tons of butterflies that day. The ride up freaked me out a bit....More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed July 13, 2018

This is a must see any time of the year. We have seen it in the fall and in July. We loved July - all the fields are various shades of green and beautiful. In the fall you have a totally different view of the...More

1  Thank BruceF1161
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Surrounded by rolling hills of farmland, Steptoe Butte is geologic anomaly and an island of a completely different habitat. Want a thrill? Drive up to the top. The view is amazing, the drive is a dizzying spiral. There are pit toilets at the base and...More

1  Thank juanita_v
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We heard of this park from a friend. It was SO WORTH the drive out there. We live in a farming community in Nebraska so we thoroughly enjoyed seeing this completely diverse and unusual farming area. Drive clear to the top, you will not regret...More

2  Thank Michele C
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

We went on a tour of Eastern Washington and seeing the rolling hills of Palouse was on the list. It is a lot of driving, and once you reach Steptoe Butte you have to go up on a narrow winding road to the top, but...More

Thank Razaanah
Reviewed June 27, 2018

You can see the Palouse Valley from anywhere in it, but there are only a few places where you can get above it and see it for miles around. Steptoe Butte State Park is the best. From there one can see the Wind Turbines, fields...More

Thank Jeff E
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June 14, 2018|
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Response from AmrKal | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but there's a well laid out road going all the way to the top.
Priyanka S
June 7, 2018|
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Response from BunsenBurner40 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the previous respondent, It depends on your interest. The butte and the scenery from the top are beautiful anytime. Asa photographer I like late August and early September before all the wheat is harvested... More