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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

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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

Recommended Routes in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - 1

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Favorite Horse Mtn from north trailhead. (01-02-2019)
Intermediate Intermediate

Spring Basin via Pine Creek Ranch

5.9 mi 9.5 km 1,115' Up 339.83 m Up 1,108' Down 337.59 m Down

Fossil, OR
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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Running

  • 10 Miles 15 Kilometers of Trail
  • 1 Recommended Route
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 9 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - 13

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0.3 mi 0.5 km #1Painted Hills Overlook
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Island In Time Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Mitchell, OR
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Mitchell, OR
0.8 mi 1.3 km #3Carroll Rim Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Fossil, OR
Intermediate Intermediate
Fossil, OR
2.9 mi 4.7 km #4Blue Basin Overlook Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Mitchell, OR
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Mitchell, OR
0.2 mi 0.4 km #5Red Hill Trail (Red Scar Knoll Trail)
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6Painted Cove Trail
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
0.2 mi 0.4 km #7Leaf Hill Trail
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
Easy Easy
Fossil, OR
0.1 mi 0.2 km #8Thomas Condon Overlook Trail
Easy Easy
John Day, OR
Easy Easy
John Day, OR
0.2 mi 0.3 km #9Flood of Fire Trail
Easy Easy
Mitchell, OR
Easy Easy
Mitchell, OR
2.9 mi 4.7 km #10Pine Creek Ranch Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Fossil, OR
Intermediate Intermediate
Fossil, OR
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11Story In Stone Trail
Easy Easy
Mitchell, OR
Easy Easy
Mitchell, OR
0.3 mi 0.4 km #12River Trail
Easy Easy
Mitchell, OR
Easy Easy
Mitchell, OR

Photos of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument - 56

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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 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
Sheep Rock and Picture Gorge at sunset.
Dec 1, 2016 near John Day, OR
A views of the surrounding hills at sunset.
Dec 1, 2016 near John Day, OR
The surrounding hills at sunset and the Historic Cant Ranch from the end of the trail.
Dec 1, 2016 near John Day, OR
The glorious colours of the Painted Hills in Central Oregon.
Jul 24, 2019 near Mitchell, OR
The otherworldly "Blue Basin."
Jul 24, 2019 near Mitchell, OR
Near intersection of Island in Time trail
Jan 30, 2021 near Mitchell, OR
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