Rolling Hills of the Palouse

The rolling hills of the Palouse (pronounced “puh-loos”) – an iconic and fascinating geologic region of Eastern Washington state. Formed eons ago by winds, these hills are not volcanic in origin but rather similar to what you might think of as sand dunes – but without the sand. The region is fertile agriculture land – thus the view changes depending upon what crop is growing at the time of year you visit. Take a leisurely drive along the curving roads, stop and admire the vast landscape from one of the many state parks, and relax as you watch the breeze ripple across the fields on a warm summer’s afternoon.

Get more information on state parks in the Palouse region:

Information on photographing the Palouse:

Another good lookout spot is at Steptoe Butte, a 168 acre park: