While living in Pullman for seven years, I frequently climbed up Kamiak Butte to get my hiking fix. Due to the landscape of rolling hills in the Palouse, this was the closest hiking opportunity.
“Butte” is basically a term a large hill. Considering there are a lot of hills in the region, I guess this was just a bigger one. It also had trees, and more vegetation. The entire hiking loop is 3.5 miles, and has a great view. You can also camp at the bottom, or play at the park.