John Day Fossil Beds River Trail

  • Great Horned Owl in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
  • Prickly Pear Cactus Bloom in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

0.6 (miles)

 Very Easy

Out & Back

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Oregon

River Trail is a very easy kid friendly day hike in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is a great hike for wildlife viewing. This trail is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be kept on leash. This trail is in the Monuments Sheep Rock Unit and starts at the Cant Ranch parking lot. Along the trail hikers will pass through historic fields and orchards on their way to the John Day River. Fruit may be collected when in season. 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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