John Day Fossil Beds Arch Trail

  • Claro unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
  • Bee on Prairie Clover (Dalea purpurea) in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

0.5 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Oregon

Arch Trail is a very easy kid friendly day hike in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument that gives hikers a taste of why the monument was established. This trail is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be kept on leash. Just past the trailhead hikers will pass two fossilized logs that form a "T." At the trail end a delicate stone arch appears. There is camping available in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Red Tape

Camping Fees
Contact: John Day Fossil Bed National Monument 32651 Highway 19 Kimberly, OR 97848

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