John Day Fossil Beds Trail of Fossils

  • Wildflowers in the Claro unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.
  • Clarno Palisades in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Hiking

Dogs Yes

0.25 (miles)

 Very Easy

Loop

Minimal (Elev. Δ - ft)

Oregon

Trail of Fossils is a very easy kid friendly day hike in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument that gives hikers a close up look at fossils. This trail is dog friendly, but your furry friends must be kept on leash. This trail weaves through wonderful displays of fossils. Keep an eye peeled leaf and wood fossils naturally exposed and on fallen boulders along the trail. 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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