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A Treasure!

This is a little section of Oregon that we had never been to. It's a beautiful drive and we were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cathy F
Portland, Oregon
A lonely stretch of ground, with beautiful scenery.

We stopped at the Painted Hills while making our way eastward to Idaho. It is not a long drive off... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Thebes, Illinois
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“paved road”(3 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Highway 26 past Prineville going East, Prineville, OR
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a little section of Oregon that we had never been to. It's a beautiful drive and we were not disappointed! Take your time and get out of your car, walk the pathways and soak up the wonder! There are several stops to get...More

Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at the Painted Hills while making our way eastward to Idaho. It is not a long drive off highway 26 to the region. There was no visitors' centre or other facility, as far as we could see. There are few attractive views visible...More

Thank Shapley_Hunter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The more time we spend discovering Oregon the more we appreciate what Oregon has to offer and come to understand it is highly underrated. The Painted Hills are no exception,,very unique and very much worth seeing.

Thank 837gabee
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Drove the Journey Through Time byway with this as our destination and it was well worth it. Arrived around sunset. Indescribably beautiful. All the trails are really easy to walk.

Thank KSterling
Reviewed September 23, 2018

We were staying in Bend and decided to visit the Painted Hills. We were blessed with a clear sunny day. It took a while to get there traveling through Redmond and Prineville. I have seen photos of the painted hills but seeing them in person...More

Thank Captains_Rum_Punch
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

There is nowhere on earth like the Painted Hills near Mitchell, OREGON. If possible, visit after a rain storm for the most brilliant colors.

Thank Susie K
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

Visited this ‘wonder of Oregon’ yesterday with some friends. It is amazing to see how nature has formed this display of arts and beauty. We did the ‘painted hills overlook trail’ and the ‘painted cove trail’. Credits to those who maintain all this. The visit...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2018

Location easy to find east of Prineville, just west of Mitchell. A wonderful thing to see if you are traveling to eastern Oregon.

Thank Dena V
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery and views. It is nice to hike and take in the scenery. You can see different types of wild flowers

Thank Carol D
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Well worth the drive! Bring water and a picnic, the picnic area is a welcome oasis on a hot summer day. The hills are stunning and shouldn't be missed.

Thank Susan V
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