Carroll Rim Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mitchell, OR that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
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Carroll Rim is a 1.4 mile out and back trail located near Mitchell, Oregon and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.
Awesome view from the top! I will be back :-)
Carroll Rim is one trail that could be called a hike in the Painted Hills. Granted, it's only 1.5mi or so, but it's the only trail where you won't be expecting to see a geriatric on a Hover-Round fly around the corner to greet with you a hardy smile on the way back to their Winnebago.
It's a quick ascent, but the 400ft or so of gain and puts you atop a fun little ridge. If you get bored, you can free-climb or just mess around on some little ledges, but the view is quite decent.
No, it's not a big hike or a climb, but it's the closest you'll get within 50 miles of the Painted Hills.
Mee-Maw, Pop-Pops, fat Aunt Margaret, and little cousin Timmy? They can do this one with ease. Margaret will feel like a champ as she sweats her way to the top, and Timmy won't even have a chance to begin whining about how thirsty he is. You can even bring your "friendly" pit bull Mr.Pickles and let him off-leash: undoubtedly, all the tourists will love him as much as you do.
If you're doing the Painted Hills, well, do this trail: because there isn't any other.