Steptoe Butte State Park is kind of in the middle of no where Eastern Washington. It is south of Spokane on your way to Pullman.
The first time John took me to visit Steptoe Butte State Park I kept asking him where in the heck he was going. It feels like you are just driving along in wheat fields heading to the middle of well more wheat fields. All of a sudden you look up and there is the butte.
Steptoe Butte is 3,612 feet tall and looms over the wheat fields.
Steptoe Butte State Park is part of the Washington State Parks system and offers amazing views of the Palouse.
There is a picnic area at the bottom of the Steptoe Butte that is great. You can also drive to the top of Steptoe Butte to get amazing views over the Palouse. When John and I were at Steptoe Butte we had the chance to watch hang gliders floating along the sky. It can be a bit windy at the top of Steptoe Butte so be prepared for the weather. There are bathrooms and a nice parking area at the top of Steptoe Butte.
The park is part of the Washington State Parks system so make sure you have your Discover Pass clearly displayed.