Light to moderate traffic, for the athletic rider only, 30 miles from Pullman, one way.
An athletic route to the top of the 3,612 ft. butte, which is a favorite viewpoint for visitors and photographers. Steep climb and descent, paved ride all the way to the top. From Pullman, head north to Palouse on State Rt 27, continue through Garfield. Turn left onto Hume Rd, follow signs to Steptoe Butte State Park. You can start at the bottom of the hill off Hume Rd. Watch for grain trucks in the summer.