Explore the most popular trails near Fossil with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fossil, Oregon Map

My favorite part about this hike is the seclusion. To get here you take a scenic route, no one in sight. Had the entire park to myself. Surrounded by golden hills. And the palisades are really spectacular.

Every step you take towards the bathroom represents 37,000 years and adds up to 50 million. That may lead to some pretty profound thoughts on the toilet.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Easy, short trail that takes you up close to some rocks.

This was a cool place to stop and check out, stretch our legs on the way home from the Painted Hills & Sheep Rock. It is the least cool of the 3 units in the John Day Fossil Bed area but still neat to see and check out!

I loved the plaques that displayed a timeline of the area in millions of years. Nice parking lot with pit toilets. The arch trail is worth doing to see many fossils and get a good look at the area.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Monday, September 14, 2015