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Painted Cove Trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mitchell, Oregon that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.3 miles Elevation Gain: 45 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

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bird watching

views

hiking
1 day ago

Really beautiful to finally visit this area surrounded by such a vivid colors and the photogenic boardwalk. While we were preparing to leave we saw a child run up the hill and witnessed the father encourage him by taking photos and video of the child instead of getting him off of the hill and explaining why this is a special place and why it needs to be preserved. It’s so sad to see people who have no respect visiting such beautiful places. But I know this is nothing new. A small group of people have been ruining it for everyone else for centuries.

hiking
5 days ago

Stunning short trail, do it twice to absorb the beauty.

hiking
7 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful of the short little touristy trails at the painted hills. There is a "wooden" walk that goes around the majority of this short loop, and there are lots of interesting signs with interesting information. The colors are absolutely amazing and beautiful. The whole area is pretty kid-friendly and dog-friendly. But it's important to stay on the trail to protect the natural beauty.

hiking
bugs
Sun Jun 30 2019

The colors here were amazing! Yes, it’s a super short hike, but I don’t think that is a drawback. Love the interpretive signage, and being able to see the texture of the otherworldly hills up close! Please stay on the path, and keep your dogs on the path too. There were so many footprints off the trail, and those damage the area for a long time. And LOTS of mosquitoes in early June!

hiking
no shade
Sun Jun 23 2019

Planet like-very cool!

hiking
Fri Jun 21 2019

love it

hiking
no shade
Mon May 13 2019

Tue Nov 20 2018

Impressive views, but really short walk.

walking
Sat Sep 22 2018

Super easy hike or more like walk around some of these hills. Beautiful views and the wooden decking around most of that section of hills makes it easy for elderly or wheelchair people to view. Would rate higher if this was more difficult.

walking
Tue Jun 19 2018

This is the extremely photogenic trail with the boardwalk!

hiking
Fri Nov 10 2017

Not much of a hike but the geological formations are stunning.

walking
Sat Aug 26 2017

Short, easy but very pretty red rocks. Worth the drive.

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