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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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6 mi 10 km of trail 0 Featured Hikes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 10 Trails Intermediate Trails 1 Trail Hard Trails 0 Trails

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Gems in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - 1

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gem Favorite A bench sits off to the right side of the trail, allowing you to take in the views of Painted Ridge and the surrounding hills.

Carroll Rim Summit

(3) Fossil, OR

Trails in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - 11

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0.3 mi 0.5 km #1Painted Hills Overlook
Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Fossil, OR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Island In Time Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Mitchell, OR
Easy/Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Mitchell, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Carroll Rim Trail
Intermediate
Fossil, OR
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.3 km Fossil, OR
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Blue Basin Overlook Trail
Intermediate
Mitchell, OR
Intermediate
2.9 mi 4.7 km Mitchell, OR
0.2 mi 0.4 km #5Red Hill Trail (Red Scar Knoll Trail)
Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy
0.2 mi 0.4 km Fossil, OR
0.2 mi 0.4 km #6Leaf Hill Trail
Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy
0.2 mi 0.4 km Fossil, OR
0.3 mi 0.4 km #7Painted Cove Trail
Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy
0.3 mi 0.4 km Fossil, OR
0.2 mi 0.3 km #8Flood of Fire Trail
Easy
Mitchell, OR
Easy
0.2 mi 0.3 km Mitchell, OR
0.1 mi 0.2 km #9Thomas Condon Overlook Trail
Easy
John Day, OR
Easy
0.1 mi 0.2 km John Day, OR
0.3 mi 0.5 km #10Story In Stone Trail
Easy
Mitchell, OR
Easy
0.3 mi 0.5 km Mitchell, OR
0.3 mi 0.4 km #11River Trail
Easy
Mitchell, OR
Easy
0.3 mi 0.4 km Mitchell, OR

Photos of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - 51

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The glorious colours of the Painted Hills in Central Oregon.
Jul 24, 2019 near Mitchell, OR
A views of the surrounding hills at sunset.
Dec 1, 2016 near John Day, OR
Sheep Rock and Picture Gorge at sunset.
Dec 1, 2016 near John Day, OR
The trail climbs a small hill and the views open up. You can see the private land just beyond the monument boundary, and the hills that you just traveled by.
Nov 29, 2016 near Fossil, OR
The Painted Ridge from the trail in the rain. Even in the rain, it's an amazing view.
Nov 28, 2016 near Fossil, OR
The otherworldly "Blue Basin."
Jul 24, 2019 near Mitchell, OR
The surrounding hills at sunset and the Historic Cant Ranch from the end of the trail.
Dec 1, 2016 near John Day, OR
A bench sits off to the right side of the trail, allowing you to take in the views of Painted Ridge and the surrounding hills.
Nov 30, 2016 near Fossil, OR

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