Take A Meandering Path To An Oregon Overlook That’s Like Something Out Of A Sci-Fi Film
Oregon’s famous Painted Hills are located inside the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in east-central Oregon. This is a rugged and resplendent region in the high desert of central Oregon — and its beauty will take you by surprise. For the most immersive and sublime experience of this picturesque place, take the Painted Hills Overlook trail. At less than a mile long, this out-and-back trail winds through sublime desert scenery, leading to an Oregon overlook with a view that’s downright otherworldly.
Have you hiked the Painted Hills Overlook trail in Oregon before? This really is a hike that belongs on every Beaver State adventurer’s bucket list!
For more bucket-list-worthy hikes in Oregon, here are 12, one for each month of the year.
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Address: Painted Hills Overlook, Overlook Trail, Mitchell, OR 97750, USA
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